We'll be building up a list of places of interest local to The Stamford Arms that registered users can rate. This will help visitors to the area find the best places to go and might even provide some inspiration for us locals too. If you want more information on any of these, why not pop in and see us - we might have some further literature, advice or even discount tickets for some of them.
Bradgate Park & Swithland Woods
Stunningly beautiful yet easily accessible. Situated within historic Charnwood Forest and on the edge of the National Forest, Bradgate Park & Swithland Wood Country Park is open to visitors on every day of the year – from 7.45am until dusk. Parking in five different car parks situated at key locations around the boundary of the Estate. The main entrance is in the village of Newtown Linford (by the church). Walk into the Park along the tarmac carriageway, through the impressive wooded “Little Matlock” gorge, alongside the River Lin, past the Ruins of Bradgate House and along to the Deer Barn Tea Room. Follow the extensive network of paths to get off the beaten track and explore.
Everards have a wide range of independently run pubs in and around Leicestershire. Enjoy your visit to the Stamford Arms, we hope to welcome you back over and over again, but find yourself out and about in Leicestershire or further afield then why not while you’re there visit an Everards Pub.....
Forest Hill Golf & Country Club
Forest Hill Golf & Country Club is an established, well presented, golf course located close to Leicester. The club has recently undergone a major capital investment program including the extension of the 18 hole course, including an extensive programme of work to renew all bunkers to the latest specification, to improve the drainage system, the extension and refurbishment of the golf driving range, and the development of a new 9-hole short game area.
The club benefits from its close proximity to Leicester. The M1 motorway (Junction 22) provides quick and easy access to the Leicester ring road and the surrounding region, making Forest Hill Golf & Country Club an ideal venue for Corporate and private clients.
Our facilities include an 18 hole 6,490 yards (par 73) golf course established in 1991 and extended in 2006 and 26 bay flood lit golf driving range. (Equipped with Power Tees)
Fosse Park Shopping Centre
Fancy a bit of retail therapy? From Marks & Spencer’s to BHS, we have over 30 stores at Fosse Shopping Park. Find out the location of our stores by visiting our park map. To find out contact details and opening hours for individual stores, please select from the store directory
National Space Museum
The National Space Centre is the UK’s largest attraction dedicated to space exploration and space science. As such we have an amazing building filled with rockets, satellites, Martian surfaces and other amazing artefacts. The building also houses experts and a full Space Communications team.
Open Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm,
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Thornton derives its name from an old reference to the vegetation that grew wild around the village, hence the “Town of Thorns” or Thornton. Thornton Reservoir, now more than 150 years old, is situated on the edge of the village and is set in a picturesque valley surrounded by a landscape of rolling farmland and mature woodland. Built in 1854, the creation of the reservoir took almost seven years of planning and building works. It was originally constructed to provide water for Hinckley and Nuneaton, together with the western parts of Leicestershire, and has a total capacity of 1,320,000 m3. Water was originally abstracted from the reservoir and treated at the works at the toe of the dam.
Severn Trent Water closed the reservoir in 1982, but it was reopened to the public in 1997. The 31 hectare (75 acre) site is now a refuge for a diversity of wildlife, including mammals, birds, butterflies and dragonflies. In 2005, Thornton Reservoir was designated as a Local Wildlife Site due to its importance for wildlife. It is now a peaceful and picturesque location that offers a wide network of trails and footpaths around the reservoir and through the woodland
Why not try out some Fly Fishing here