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Finola Delamere's Studio Pottery                                  Croxton Kerrial                   www.finspottery.co.uk
I make reasonably priced wheel thrown pottery and hand built sculptural ceramics for the home and garden.  My gallery is onsite, which you can visit and browse, or buy my work and where we also have honey and Honey conserves for sale.  As well as a pottery and beekeeping, we also have a smallholding where we aim to be self-sufficient.  Visit the website for pictures of my pottery, workshops and parties.
Directions: Croxton Kerrial lies between Grantham & Melton Mowbray on the A607. Take the turn to Saltby - we are 100m on the left.
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Ashby de la Zouch CastleAshby de la ZouchManor House
The property began as a manor house in the 12th century and reached castle status in the 15th century. Come and find out about the castle’s colourful history with our lively audio tour. Hear how Edward IV’s Chamberlain Lord Hastings added the chapel and the impressive keep-like Hastings Tower – a castle within a castle. Visitors can still climb the tower today despite it suffering massive damage during the Civil War. There are great views from the top! Then make sure you discover the underground passage from the kitchen to the tower, probably created during this war, which can still be explored today.

Belvoir CastleBelvoirCastle and Gardens
Home of Duke and Duchess of Rutland, commanding spectacular views over Vale of Belvoir. Fine collection of paintings and furniture. Magnificent gardens, adventure playground, restaurant, gift shop.

Brocks Hill Country ParkOadbyCountry Park
Environment centre demonstrating wind and solar power. Cafe, exhibition hall, meeting room for hire. 67 acre park with playarea. Car parking on site.

Jewry WallLeicesterRoman Remains
A length of Roman bath-house wall over 9 metres (30 feet) high, near a museum displaying the archaeology of Leicester and its region.

Kirby Muxloe CastleNr LeicesterCastle
This picturesque fortified mansion was built for Lord Hastings, who was dramatically seized and executed by Richard III in 1483. Hastings’ descendants still believe they have a direct line to the throne of England. Explore the atmospheric moated remains – including the fine gatehouse and a complete corner tower – of this brick-built mansion which have been extensively conserved by English Heritage. Make it part of an enjoyable family day out in Leicestershire with a picnic in the grounds or take a walk around the moat.

Lyddington Bede HouseUppinghamOther Building
Set beside the church of the picturesque ironstone village of Lyddington, Lyddington Bede House originated as the medieval wing of a palace belonging to the Bishops of Lincoln. By 1600 it had passed to Sir Thomas Cecil, son of Queen Elizabeth’s chief minister, who converted it into an almshouse for 12 poor ‘bedesmen’ over 30 years old and two women (over 45), all free of lunacy, leprosy or the French pox. Visitors can wander through the bedesmen’s rooms, with their tiny windows and fireplaces, and view the former bishops’ Great Chamber on the first floor, with its beautifully carved ceiling cornice.

National Space CentreLeicesterVisitor Centre
The UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. The minute you catch sight of the futuristic Rocket Tower, you'll be treated to hours of breathtaking discovery.

Nevill Holt OperaMedbourneOpera
Nevill Holt near Medbourne in Leicestershire provides a remarkable setting for country house opera. From 6th July until 15th July. Advance booking essential.

Oakham CastleOakhamCastle
The splendid Great Hall of Oakham Castle is one of the finest examples of late 12th century domestic architecture in England. The Great Hall is best known for its collection of commemorative Horseshoes.

Rutland Railway MuseumCottesmoreQuarrying Museum
The Museum is based on the ironstone quarrying heritage of Rutland and the East Midlands and sets out to portray a typical quarry system as it would have operated from around 1950 to the late 1970's when the industry closed. The Museum's open air site hosts a large collection of steam and diesel locomotives, wagons and vans together with drag lines and excavators. There is also an indoor Museum telling the story of ironstone quarrying in the area and of the giant dragline "Sundew", at its time the largest dragline in the World. Cafe available for drinks and snacks plus small gift shop.

Rutland Water Nature ReserveEgletonNature Reserve
This site provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain There is a visitor centre, nature trails and birdwatching hides.

Staunton Harold ChurchStaunton Harold, Ashby-de-la-ZouchChurch
This is one of the few churches built between the outbreak of the English Civil War and the Restoration period.

Ulverscroft Nature Reserve Nr LoughboroughNature Reserve
Part of the ancient forest of Charnwood, Ulverscroft is especially beautiful during the spring bluebell season. Heathland and woodland habitats.

Abbey Pumping StationLeicester
Ashby MuseumAshby de la Zouch
Ashby Trip, TheSutton Cheney Wharf
Barnsdale GardensOakham
Battlefield Line, TheShackerstone
Beacon Hill Country ParkLoughborough
Belgrave Hall MuseumLeicester
Bosworth BattlefieldSutton Cheney, Nuneaton
Bosworth CraftsMarket Bosworth
Bosworth Water TrustMarket Bosworth
Bradgate Country ParkNewton Linford
Broombriggs Farm TrainsWoodhouse Eaves
Burbage Common & WoodsHinckley
Burrough Hill Country ParkMelton Mowbray
Butterfly Farm and Aquatic CentreEmpingham
Charnwood MuseumLoughborough
City Gallery, TheLeicester
Coalville Tourist Information CentreCoalville
ConkersMoira, Nr Ashby de la Zouch
County KartingMelton Mowbray
Donington-Le-Heath Manor HouseCoalville
Donnington Grand Prix CollectionCastle Donnington
Drought Garden and ArboretumRutland Water
Egleton Nature ReserveEgleton
EMA AeroparkCastle Donnington
Eyebrook Trout FisheryNr Great Easton
Ferrers CentreStaunton Harold, Nr Ashby de la Zouch
Fosse Meadows Nature ParkNr Sharnford
Foxton Boat Services LimitedMarket Harborough
Foxton Canal MuseumFoxton, Market Harborough
Foxton Locks Country ParkMarket Harborough
Frank Haynes Gallery, TheNr Market Harborough
Go With The Flow CruisesLeicester
Gorse Hill City FarmLeicester
Grange Garden Centre and RestaurantAsford by Hill
Great Central RailwayLoughborough
Guru Nanak Sikh MuseumLeicester
Hallaton MuseumHallaton
Harborough MuseumMarket Harborough
Hazel Kaye's Garden & NurseryRearsby
Hinckley Tourist Information CentreHinckley
Home FarmLoughborough
Hough MillSwannington
John Taylor BellfoundersLoughborough
Jubilee WoodWoodhouse Eaves
Leicester CathedralLeicester
Leicester Tourist Information CentreLeicester
Lutterworth MuseumLutterworth
Lyndon Hill Visitor CentreEgleton
Lyndon Nature ReserveLyndon
Magazine GatewayLeicester
Mallory ParkKirkby Mallory
Market Bosworth Country ParkMarket Bosworth
Melton Carnegie MuseumMelton Mowbray
Melton Mowbray Tourist Information CentreMelton Mowbray
Mews Gallery Abbeyfield Studio, TheNarborough
National Gas MuseumLeicester
New Walk Museum and Art GalleryLeicester
Newarke Houses MuseumLeicester
Normanton Church MuseumNormanton
Normanton Fishing LodgeEdith Weston
Oakham Tourist Information CentreOakham
Record Office For Leicestershire, Leicester and RutlandWigston Magna
Rutland County MuseumOakham
Rutland Falconry and Owl CentreExton
Rutland Sailing Club and SchoolEdith Weston
Rutland WaterOakham
Rutland Water CruisesWhitewell
Rutland Water CyclingOakham
Rutland Water Golf CourseSouth Side, Rutland Water
Rutland Water Tourist Information CentreEmpingham
Rutland WatersportsWhitwell
Snibston Discovery ParkCoalville
Stanford HallLutterworth
Stonehurst FarmMountsorrel, Loughborough
Stretton 2000Great Stretton
Swan Line Cruisers Ltd.Leicester
Tumbledown FarmMelton Mowbray
Twinlakes ParkMelton Mowbray
Twycross ZooTwcross, Atherstone
Watermead Country ParkSyston
Whatton GardensLoughborough
Whitemoors Antiques & Crafts CentreMarket Bosworth
Wigston Framework Knitters MuseumWigston
Wistow Picnic AreaWistow
Wymeswold Country FurnitureWymeswold
Wymondham WindmillMelton Mowbray
Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe and the Sausage ShopMelton Mowbray

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