5 Romantic things to do during your Mallory Meadows stay in Leicestershire.
Watch the sun go down at Bradgate Park.
Bradgate Park is one of Leicestershire’s gems. A medieval hunting ground with some of the country’s oldest oak trees and fascinating rocky outcrops. It was once the grounds of Bradgate House, the ruins of which can be still seen today, this was the family home of the ‘9 Days Queen’ Lady Jane Grey. A climb to the top of old John will provide a stunning end to your day, enjoy watching the sun go down huddled together with a flask of something warm. Visit their website for parking and opening times.
Enjoy a delicious meal by the roaring fire at The Windmill Inn in Brascote.
Locally famous for its pie night on a Wednesday and fabulous feast on other nights. The Windmill Inn is a surefire way to wake up your taste buds. Treat your partner to a home-cooked meal and while away the hours next to the fire with a brandy or glass or two of wine. Sophie and Steve offer a warm welcome and will ensure all your needs are catered for.
Immerse yourselves in the art of Chocolate making at Cocoa Amore.
Learn a new skill together and make sweet treats to take home. Located in the centre of Leicester this is the perfect way to spend a romantic afternoon. Reserve your workshop via their website.
If Gin is your shared passion, head over to Bond Street Distillery in Hinckley.
Head Distiller Sally Faulkner will help you use all your senses to identify the botanicals used in gin crafting before you create your own recipe. Infusing and balancing your bespoke flavours is a three-hour delight and you will have your very own unique Gin to take away. Visit their website to find out more.
If reading poetry is your thing.
Lord Byron, a colourful character who is famous for his romantic verse has strong links to Kirkby Mallory. He was one of the most famous English romantic poets of the 1800s; you can read more about him here. His wife, Anne Isabella Millbanke’s ancestral home was in Kirkby Mallory (situated where the race track is today). His Daughter the famous Ada Lovelace grew up here and there is a memorial to her located in the Churchyard next door. One of our favourite poems, ‘She Walks in Beauty’ can be found here.