Visiting Melton Mowbray

The Market town of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, perhaps most famous for its Pork Pies, is situated in Fox Hunting country, where the three hunts The Quorn, The Belvoir and the Cottesmore meet.

Apart from the sport in the hunting field, much ‘larking’ and ‘ragging’ went on among the huntsmen, one of the best-known episodes took place in 1837 when the Marquis of Waterford literally painted the buildings in Melton Mowbray red. From which evolved the well-known saying ‘Paint the Town Red’.

Melton Country Park – 140 acres of informal parkland and a lake, situated close to the town centre. There are Picnic sites, nature trails and children’s play areas. The Visitor Centre contains archaeological finds from the site.

National Space Centre – The National Space Centre is one of the United Kingdom’s leading visitor attractions that is devoted to space science and astronomy and is located approximately 30 minutes from Scalford Hall Hotel. For more inforamtion visit click here or call 0845 605 2001 for more information.