Rosemarie is but a stones throw from many places of interest around Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire...

Historical

Richard III

15 miles North  - Leicester

 

In 2012, undeneath a car park in Leicester, King Richard III's remains were found.

 

The Visitor Centre stands on the site of the medieval friary of the Grey Friars where the king’s remains were buried over 500 years ago.

The exhibition gives visitors a chance to learn more about the King’s life and death – and to understand the huge events that led to his hasty burial and eventual rediscovery.

It reveals one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told and features the first-ever genome sequencing of ancient DNA.

Visitors can see the exact place where Richard’s remains were buried over 500 years ago and this poignant place has been transformed into a glass-floored contemplative space for visitors.

The Visitor Centre is the centrepiece of a series of regeneration projects including Cathedral Gardens – an area of open green spaces, paths and artwork between Leicester Cathedral and the Visitor Centre.

4 Miles West - Lutterworth

 

Lutterworths two most famous sons. Frank Whittle and John Wycliffe.

Though born in Coventry, Frank Whittle's affiliation to Lutterworth is strong and meaningful. It is where he first developed and tested the worlds first jet engine, an invention some argue, that won the war for the allies.

John Wycliffe was scholastic, philosopher and bible translator, well known for translating the bible into the language we know and love today.

Evidence of both can be seen at Lutterworth's museum, less than 4 miles away from the site.

Frank Whittle and John Wycliffe

The Battle of Bosworth

20 miles, North West - Market Bosworth.

 

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre tells the dramatic story of the Battle of Bosworth on Monday 22nd August 1485, which marked a major turning point in English history.

Discover more about the Battle of 1485 where Richard III fought for his crown and lost his life, and Henry Tudor became King!

With interactive, hands-on displays and a range of activities, including guided walks, you can find out about medieval warfare, how the battle unfolded and the impact of the new and powerful Tudor dynasty.

Find out how archaeologists discovered the true location of the Battle and see some of the unique objects that were unearthed.

10 miles South East - Naseby, Northamptonshire.

 

The battle of Naseby was fought on the morning of the 14th June 1645. In the open fields of that small Northamptonshire village, parliament's New Model Army destroyed King Charles I's main field army. After nearly three years of conflict, this was the decisive battle of the Civil War. Only about 4000 Royalists escaped the field, most of whom were either cavalry or senior officers, some seriously wounded. The main royalist field army had been quite literally destroyed.

Battle of Naseby

Bradgate Park

25 miles, M1 North - Charnwood Forest

 

BRADGATE PARK is a historic former Medieval Deer Park created from Charnwood Forest and was first enclosed as a hunting park around 800 years ago. For many centuries, it formed part of the Leicestershire Estates of the Grey family and the Earls of Stamford. Even now, though only six miles from the centre of Leicester, certain areas look much as they must have done in the Middle Ages.

Today this unique area extends to some 830 acres and is a location rich in history and natural history. It combines extensive sweeps of parkland, within a spectacular landscape of huge areas of grass, bracken covered slopes, rock outcrops (which include some of the oldest rocks in England), areas of marsh, veteran trees and small woodlands, nationally famous herds of red & fallow deer and the incised valley of the River Lin – which today outfalls into the adjoining Cropston Reservoir.

Sport

Leicester City Football Club

15 miles North - Leicester

 

2015/16 Premier League Champions with a proud history. Founded in 1884 as Leicester Fosse, Leicester City has been home to many of football's greats including Peter Shilton, Frank Worthington, Gordon Banks and current internationals Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy. Find out more about events, training sessions, stadium tours, the club and fixtures at the King Power Stadium...

Leicester Tigers RFC

The Guinness Premiership Leicester Tigers have an illustrious history dating back to 1880. The Tigers are now the best-supported and most successful club in English rugby, occupying an enviable position in the game both at home and abroad. Visit their website to find out more about the club and fixtures at Welford Road... 

Cultural

Cinemas and Theatres

From the latest releases and blockbusters to the best in world and independent cinema and Bollywood, Leicester has a venue to cater for every type of film-goer.  

 

Phoenix is an independent cinema, art centre and café bar, and is the home of digital arts in Leicester. A registered charity, Phoenix aims to engage audiences and practitioners in the creation, understanding, and appreciation of digital art and the creative possibilities of new technologies. Phoenix hosts a programme of exhibitions, courses and events in its Cube Gallery and across the venue.

The city is also home to an Odeon cinema, a Showcase cinema situated in Highcross shopping complex and Piccadilly Bollywood cinema.

 

Theatre fans can enjoy exceptional shows direct from the West End and world class productions as well as community theatre and dance performaces in the city.

At the heart of Leicester's Cultural Quarter is the ultra-modern Curve, designed by international architect Rafael Vinoly. Curve has a growing reputation and is now one of the country's leading producing theatres, including world premieres alongside shows direct from the West End.

 

De Montfort Hall is Leicester's largest entertainment venue and has been serving the city with quality live acts since 1913. The programme ranges from jazz, ballet, comedy and opera to world and roots music and West End musicals.

Kilworth House Hotel and Theatre

3 miles East - North Kilworth

 

The Kilworth House Theatre opened in 2007 in a beautiful wooded glade close to the lake in the grounds of Kilworth House Hotel in south Leicestershire. There’s a special aura and magic about open-air theatre on a beautiful English summer’s evening, so what better way to experience that magic than amidst the magnificent surroundings of the Kilworth estate, enjoying a professional production of a standard rarely seen outside the West End of London.