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Melton has everything. While we are known worldwide for our Pork Pies and Stilton Cheese, and across Britain as the nation’s Rural Capital of Food, there’s so much more to this quintessential English town and its impressive surroundings.

It is an oasis in the glorious rolling Leicestershire countryside, with 70 beautiful villages dotted around the borough. Melton is centrally located and exceptionally well connected. Get ready to soak up our rich heritage when you visit Melton, when you choose to live in Melton, or when you do business in Melton.


Discover a colourful history rooted in farming, food, a record of manufacturing success and home to award-winning businesses.

  • Living – Historic town and beautiful countryside

  • Visit – So much to do, see and enjoy

  • Invest – The best place for business


Painting the town red story

British history has been marked by the drinks we enjoy, the company we share them with and the places we consume them. From cocktails to craft beer and some superb local spirits and liqueurs, Melton Mowbray continues a tradition that started with painting the town red.

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This former hunting lodge was the real-life inspiration for Cluedo and a place where King Edward VIII would meet Wallis Simpson. Dating back to 1908 and built to host guests taking part in the famous Leicestershire Hunts, the stunning house is set among eight acres of landscaped gardens.

Found on the outskirts of Melton Mowbray, while Scalford Country House Hotel has a fantastic story behind it, its beautiful setting in the Leicestershire countryside is the real star.

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The history of Britain is built into Belvoir Castle. The regency architecture and surrounding gardens that date back to William the Conqueror were used in the film The Da Vinci Code and as a backdrop for Netflix’s The Crown. After exploring, make time to shop for the very best local goods at The Engine Room. Crowning a hill in rural Leicestershire’s Vale of Belvoir, Belvoir Castle has been the home to the Duke of Rutland’s family since 1067.

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Melton is known as the ‘Rural Capital of Food’ for good reason: it’s the place to find outstanding local delicacies. From the pork pie to Stilton cheese, plus all kinds of other local award-winning produce, when you visit Melton, make sure that you are ready to feast.

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Melton is a town which is crammed with Royal connections, from the visit of King Richard I in 1194 through to Prince Charles visiting the historic livestock market in 2000. No fewer than eleven of the 14 Plantagenet Kings visited Melton, and Thomas ‘Wolf Hall’ Cromwell owned the priory that is now the Anne of Cleves pub.

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Brockleby's pie experienceA real treat for food lovers from one of the town’s world-famous Pork Pie makers. Brockleby’s Pie Making Experiences include a talk on the history of Brockleby’s and the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie, a tour of the bakery, and the chance to make your very own Melton Mowbray Pork Pie. Experience events run every Monday & Tuesday evening from 6:30pm till 8:30pm, for just £25 per person or as little as £40 per couple, making it a very enjoyable and affordable evening out. See Brockleby’s website for more details.

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