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Why not combine a trip to Quilteez with one of our local attractions. Here are some suggestions:
Set in 800 acres of land and listed in the top 10 parks in the UK Trip Advisor 2014 Travellers Choices awards. 3.7 miles (approx 13 minutes) from Quilteez.
Home to over 250 birds and set in 6.5 acres of English countryside. 3.4 miles (approx 8 minutes) from Quilteez.
Richard lll Visitor Centre
Discover the fascinating and moving story of the King's life and death and one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told. 6.4 miles (approx 19 minutes) from Quilteez.
6.1 miles (approx 17 mins) from Quilteez. Richard III's tomb and the embroidered pall are well worth seeing.
The National Space Centre
Voted large visitor attraction of the year. Stop at over 150 interactive experiences then travel in the glass lift through 3 floors in the 42m high rocket tower. Sit back in the UK's largest planetarium; the space theatre and enjoy the 360 degrees full dome experience. 6.2 miles (approx 17 mins) from Quilteez.
The Bull's Head
A great place to visit for lunch and leave the husband while you come to browse the shop. Opposite Quilteez.
Stoneywell (National Trust)
Built as a summer home by Arts and Crafts architect-designer Ernest Gimson for his brother Sydney, Stoneywell zigzags from its rocky outcrop, amid rhododendrons and heather. Every turn conjures childhood memories of holiday excitement, dashing down the winding steps –– one way to the fort, the other to the woods beyond. 5.7 miles (approx 12 mins) from Quilteez. Please note that visits to Stoneywell need to be booked in advance.
New Walk museum and art gallery
The first floor galleries include the Arts and Crafts Gallery, Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection and Leicester's internationally renowned German Expressionist collection. The museum also offers a range of events from curator's talks to lunchtime concerts. FREE ENTRY. 7.6 miles (approx 24 mins) from Quilteez.
The River Soar divides this beautiful park into two distinct areas:
On the western side of the river are the fascinating Abbey Grounds with the remains of the twelfth century Leicester Abbey, and the ruins of Cavendish House, a seventeenth century mansion.
To the east of the river lies the highly decorative Victorian part of the park with its evergreen shrubberies, trees, boating lake, miniature railway, and formally planted flower displays.
The popular and well established pets corner on the western side of the park is free to enter and has a selection of birds and animals. 6.2 miles (approx 16 mins) from Quilteez.