Hinckley & District Museum
Filled with artefacts and displays of local history, people and Hinckley life, the Hinckley & District Museum offers a visitors a glimpse into this small town and the surrounding area’s heritage. In addition to the educational displays, the museum offers visitors a friendly welcome, free children’s quiz sheets, a cottage garden to explore, tea room, and souvenir shop. The museum also runs a range of events from talks to experience days – take a look at upcoming events to plan a visit.
The museum is open Saturdays (and bank holiday Mondays) 10am-4pm and Sundays 2pm-5pm. Admission costs just £1 for adults and 25p for children. Hinckley & District Museum is a brief eight-minute drive from our hotel.
Arbury Hall & Gardens
Sitting amongst over 100 acres of lakes and parkland, Arbury Hall and Estate is home to a magnificent Elizabethan mansion mixed with an 18th century Gothic style design. The interior rooms offer slightly awe-inspiring architecture as you explore the Gothic Revival structures and design, including particularly impressive fan vaulted ceilings. The gardens still reflect today the late 18th century landscaping of ‘serpentine paths’, artificial l lakes, and rolling lawns. You can also enjoy a traditional cream tea at the tea rooms in the original stable block.
Still a family home, Arbury Estate is only open during bank holiday weekends between April and September, however private groups of 25+ can book a visit on weekdays during this period. Admission costs £8.50 for adults and £4.50 for children. Arbury Hall is a short twenty-minute drive from Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel and Conference Venue.
The Battlefield Line
Transporting visitors back in time, The Battlefield Line offers steam, diesel, and railcar train services for a truly unforgettable experience. Running from Shackerstone Station, stopping Market Bosworth Station and finishing at Shenton (or vice versa), the line takes you through the lush countryside and offers the opportunity to explore the quaint rural towns – Market Bosworth is especially charming. The headquarters is housed in the Victorian Shackerstone Station, situated on the northern end of the line. The station is home to a range of stored locomotives, a museum filled with artefacts of the railway’s heritage, the Victorian Tea Rooms, and a souvenir shop.
The Battlefield Line runs a range of special events- take a look at the event schedule or train timetable to plan a visit. Standard return fares cost £10 for adults and £6 for children. Shenton Station is a short fifteen-minute drive from our Hinckley Island hotel.
Bursting with history and heritage, Warwick Castle offers adventures of knights and princesses, battles and dungeons, myths and magic, making it an exciting day out for those of all ages. Explore turrets, towers, lavish interiors, historical artefacts, and engaging exhibitions within the castle walls, or immerse in the gardens, playgrounds, and daily shows, including ‘Horrible Histories Wicked Warwick’ and ‘Flight of the Eagles’, amongst 64 acres of grounds. There’s a range of places to grab a bite to eat from pizza and burger restaurants to The Conservatory Tea House.
Tickets are available on the gate for £24.60 for adults and £21.60 for children, however, online prices are considerably cheaper at £17.22 for adults and £15.12 for children. Prices are subject to change depending on the time of the year. Opening times vary depending on the time of year but are usually between 10am and 4/5pm. Warwick Castle is a leisurely twenty-five minute drive from our hotel.