We’ve picked our top ten things to do in and around Leicestershire this year. This is the third in our instalment of 10 things to do in Leicestershire, to inspire you to spend a canal boat break away in the Midlands this year.  Take a look at our first recommendation to take a walk up Old John; or perhaps you would like to check out Twycross Zoo?

#3 of 10 things to do in Leicestershire

Number 3 on our list is: Bosworth Battlefield!

Set in the heart of England near Sutton Cheney, a picturesque village in gentle rolling countryside, this location is one of the best days out in Leicestershire.  Everyone has heard of the ‘Battle of Bosworth’, and if you haven’t or your memory of the history of this great battle is a little blurry, then you should definitely make time to take a trip to this location.

The Battle of Bosworth took place on Monday 22 August in 1485.   It is where Richard III went into battle against Henry Tudor, losing both the crown and his life and marking a turning point in English history.   This venue is not just a field however…  In addition to the heritage centre and shop, the Battlefield boasts some great activities that go on all year around.   Great for children and adults but steeped in history this isn’t a place you would want to miss off your bucket list!


Find out more on the Bosworth Battlefield website:  http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/


Trinity Marina boasts over 40 miles of lock free canals for you to explore all year round. Based in close proximity to the M1, M6 and M69 motorways you are in a great location if you’re moored here. Trinity Marinas host 140 berths on high quality pontoons suitable for boat length from 40ft up to 70ft.  Enquire about canal boat moorings now.