Moira Furnace

Moira FurnaceFurnace Lane, Moira
Tel: 01283 224667 or 07976 637858

Museum, boat rides, woodland walks, cycle hire, gift shop, children's play area and refreshments. Charge applies for museum and boat rides.

Grace Dieu Priory

Untitled 3 BLoughborough Road, Thringstone, Leics.
Tel: 01530 223201

The ruins stand in a valley bottom bounded by a small brook on the edge of Charnwood Forest and are situated on the A512 road from Loughborough to Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire. The conservation of the ruins has been overseen by the Grace Dieu Priory Trust, a charitable trust company at a cost over half a million pounds which has been obtained from many sources.

Hough Mill

Off St George's Hill, Swannington                                                                                                                                               Photograph of Swannington Hough Mill with Sails
Tel: 01530 832704

Partially restored brick windmill - no sails or fantail. On the Swannington Village and Mining Heritage Trail.
The mill is an ideal focus for an afternoon walk or picnic. Coach parking nearby.

Ashby Castle

Ashby CastleSouth Street, Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1BR
Tel: 01530 413343

Impressive castle ruins in the heart of the town.

Sir John Moore School, Appleby Magna

Sir John Moore Foundation Firework NightTop Street, Appleby Magna, Derbyshire DE12 7AH

Appleby's primary school occupies a famous building, built three hundred years' ago and based on an original design by Sir Christopher Wren. The building is grade I listed. As well as being a school, the building is used for a variety of activities by the local community.

Mount St. Bernard's Abbey

Mount St. Bernard's AbbeyOaks Road, Whitwick.
Tel: 01530 832298

Set in a beautiful elevated position in Charnwood Forest,it includes gardens, high calvary, shop and Abbey.

Breedon on the Hill Church

Tel: 01332 864845

A notable landmark standing on the summit of a 55 metre limestone knoll once the site of an Iron Age Fort and Saxon Priory. Breedon Priory Church

Use this link to get more information about Breedon on the Hill Church

Heritage Societies and Groups

Coalville Heritage Society


Web Site:Coalville Heritage | About the future of the past

Formerly the Coalville Local History Group and the Coalville 150 group. Programme of talks and visits related to local history and promoting heritage through extensive photo archive.

Coleorton Heritage Group

The group researches, records and makes publicly available local heritage, social, industrial and family history. It also support the preservation and restoration of some local buildings, including the communal bakehouse.



Ibstock Historical Society

The Society offer a range of services including access to our map and photo archive which numbers in excess of 1200 local images from all the surrounding villages. We stage a History events each year where we're joined byother local organisations with the same aims and provide local history talks to interested groups. We provide research assistance with tracing family trees, archeology finds from the area and we have a number of local history books and calenders available for sale raising much needed funds for local charities and organisations.



Newbold Heritage Group

A small group of local people are documenting the history of the village of Newbold Coleorton.

The Newbold Heritage Group meets at 7:30 pm on the first Tuesday of most months at the Cross Keys pub, Worthington Lane, Newbold.LE67 8PJ.



Whitwick Historical Group

North Street, Whitwick

Whitwick Historical Group are based at the Old Station Building in Whitwick. The group houses a large collection of resources which are available to members and and non-members of the group.

Museums in North West Leicestershire

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