Market Bosworth

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Market Bosworth

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Market Bosworth

The picture-perfect town that was the backdrop to the end of the Wars of the Roses is famous in its own right for incredible floral displays. The Georgian architecture, cobbled market square, steam train line and countryside walks make this the quintessential English experience.

A small medieval market town, Market Bosworth is steeped in a rich heritage and a legacy association with the Battle of Bosworth Field and more recently the Richard 111 trail.

It is recognised for its floral displays and has been recognised with regional or national awards almost every year since 1985.

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Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, CV13 0BX

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Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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  • Uncover the story - The perfect flower arrangement features a background of lush foliage, a variety of interesting stems and, at its heart, a clutch of showstopping blooms. Market Bosworth knows a thing or two about stealing the show when it comes to floral decorations, winning many accolades in the Britain in Bloom competition, and in lots of ways the town itself is just like the perfect floral display. <hr> Its centrepiece attraction for history-lovers is the nearby Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park. This is where the decisive battle in the Wars of the Roses took place, and Bosworth in Bloom was created to mark its 500th anniversary in 1985. <hr> The town’s Georgian architecture is another showstopper, and during the summer, when hanging baskets, troughs and window boxes are in full bloom, the cobbled market square is even more picturesque. Dip into quirky independent shops as you explore, and enjoy an al fresco coffee or lunch amongst the colourful displays. You could also book a small group guided walk by visiting marketbosworthsociety.com/Bosworth-walks and then head off with an expert to discover the hidden gems of this medieval settlement. <hr> Cyclists will be enticed down quiet country lanes and into picture-postcard villages, and walkers can experience the quintessential English countryside at Market Bosworth Country Park. Home to wildflower meadows, a lake and wildlife ponds, it’s also the starting point of the Leicestershire Round footpath network. Enjoy the peace of the Ashby Canal towpath, with Bosworth Marina offering boat hire by the day, or perhaps take a nostalgic steam train ride on the Battlefield Line Railway. <hr> Supporting the arts, Market Bosworth Festival culminates in summer fun for all the family, and the town’s water park even has its own beach. With weekly markets, verdant countryside, historic buildings and more to discover in the area, why not stay a while. Blossoming from a 17th century house into a luxury hotel, Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa offers an idyllic short-break retreat.

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