Visit Melton Mowbray and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. This world-famous home of pork pies, Stilton cheeses and the Quorn Hunt, where once to be rated a “Tip Top Meltonian” was to rank as a buck of the first water, has the stateliest and most impressive church in all Leicestershire. It is 154 ft long with a tower 100 ft high and is one of only four English parish churches with transepts flanked by aisles. It represents Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular, the last outstandingly evidenced by an amazing clerestory with 48 windows, the tower and bell-story, pinnacles, battlements and quatrefoil frieze. It is cruciform with eight pinnacles, the bulk of it built between c. 1280 and c. 1330. There is a beautiful Early English door leading into the nave, with canopied niches on either side. The best view is from the south-west Galilee porch at the west end; very white and clean, it rises over the market town whose buildings are not generally of great consequence.
The one house of distinction is Egerton Lodge, 1829, once the hunting lodge of the Earl of Wilton with lawns sloping down to the river by the bridge, and now the offices of the Urban District Council. There is also a house c. 1700 in the Market Place with the upper floor supported and projected over the pavement. Next to the church is the house which it is said Henry VIII gave to Anne of Cleves, together with the manor and parsonage, for as long as she lived in England; but there is no evidence that she ever occupied it. It has a lovely old roof and a three-light window overlooking the churchyard. In the street opposite is the charming Bede House, or Maison Dieu, founded in 1640 by Robert Hudson, who was later created a baronet by Charles II. He endowed it for six old men to whom he left is. 6d. a week. A hundred years ago this was increased to 4s. by the Rev. H. Storer, who also provided for six old women.
Nearby cities: Leicester, Nottingham
Nearby towns: Beeston, Bingham, Bourne, Grantham, Loughborough, Oakham
Nearby villages: Ab Kettleby, Ashfordby, Barsby, Brooksby, Chadwell, Clipsham, Coston, Cottesmore, Croxton Kerrial, Eastwell, Edmondthorpe, Empingham, Freeby, Frisby on the Wreak, Gaddesby, Goadby Marwood, Great Dalby, Harby, Hickling, Hoby, Holwell, Hose, Kinoulton, Knipton, Knossington, Little Dalby, Long Clawson, Lowesby, Marefield, Mountsorrel, Nether Broughton, Normanton-on-the-Wol, Oakham, Old Dalby, Queniborough, Ragdale, Rearsby, Saltby, Saxelby, Scalford, Sproxton, Stathern, Stonesby, Stretton, Thorpe Satchville, Thrussington, Upper Broughton, Waltham on the Wolds, Wartnaby, Widmerpool, Willoughby-on-the-Wo, Wymondham
Have you decided to visit Melton Mowbray or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Melton Mowbray bed and breakfast (a Melton Mowbray B&B or Melton Mowbray b and b)
- a Melton Mowbray guesthouse
- a Melton Mowbray hotel (or motel)
- a Melton Mowbray self-catering establishment, or
- other Melton Mowbray accommodation