Hinckley Travel Guide

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Hinckley Things to Do

  • Town Centre - Downtown

    Well, you won't have much option really. But wandering the streets of Hinckley is perfectly safe and does have a few points of interest. Castle Street is the main shopping street, a long gentle hill lined with various shops and (mostly) uninteresting architecture. There are a few older buildings, towards the top of the hill, and you can see a...

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  • Hinckley Castle

    If you have never seen a classic Norman castle motte (mound) then you might be impressed by Hinckley's, although it is much lower than it originally was. The Normans built their first castles (after the 1066 invasion) in the same way: a raised mound of earth (the motte) on which a wooden tower (the keep)was constructed, with a further palisded...

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  • Framework-knitters Cottages - Hosiery...

    Clearly none of the Victorian and Edwardian hosiery or boot & shoe factories were built in the town centre itself. By those times Hinckley, with its market square and 'The Horsefair' (yes, site of horse sales in the past), was built-up enough for there to be no suitable space. So if you want to see the remaining Victorian and Edwardian factories...

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  • Hinckley & District Museum

    ...or, if it is closed, at least have a look at the thatched framework knitters' cottages in which it is housed. The cottages have been fully-restored, of course. They date from the 1700s, and have a high, light room on the second-floor where the stocking-frames were kept. Good light was absolutely essential for thius fine weaving. The museum has...

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  • Have a look at the castle.

    If you have never seen a classic Norman castle motte (mound) then you might be impressed by Hinckley's, although it is much lower than it originally was.The Normans built their first castles (after the 1066 invasion) in the same way: a raised mound of earth (the motte) on which a wooden tower (the keep)was constructed, with a further palisded area...

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  • Finding the factories...

    Clearly none of the Victorian and Edwardian hosiery or boot & shoe factories were built in the town centre itself. By those times Hinckley, with its market square and 'The Horsefair' (yes, site of horse sales in the past), was built-up enough for there to be no suitable space.So if you want to see the remaining Victorian and Edwardian factories...

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Hinckley Hotels

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  • Premier Inn Hinckley

    Coventry Road, Wharf Farm, Hinckley, LE10 0NB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Best Western Sketchely Grange Hotel

    Sketchley Lane, Burbage, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 3HU, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Elsted House

    101 Derby Road, Hinckley, LE10 1QE, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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