Our Heritage

We are proud of our rich heritage, our inseparable links with Stilton Cheese and the famous Melton Mowbray Pork Pies. History has been made here and there’s a lot more to come.

Forget what you think you know. Rediscover an amazing place.

History of Melton Mowbray

Walking around Melton Mowbray today, it’s almost certain that you’ll be following in the footsteps of royalty. Between 1194 and 1487, 11 of England’s 15 kings visited Melton Mowbray, but what brought them to this Leicestershire market town?

Melton heritage trails will show you a thousand years of history including the places and people that made the town what it is today. Why not join History Fare guided walking tours to Uncover the Stories, wonderful heritage and famous characters of Melton Mowbray. The Melton Carnegie Museum features informative exhibitions on the history of Melton Mowbray and the surrounding area.

Pick up a copy of these trails from Melton Carnegie Museum, Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, St Mary’s Church and other prominent locations in the town.

Travel in Time

Melton Borough Villages

Discover the remakes of an eclectic collection of old postcards and photographs from the end of the 19th Century to the 1970s, highlighting the 70 villages of the Melton Borough and Melton Mowbray.

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Why Melton Mowbray?

The name Melton comes from the early English word Medeltone – meaning ‘Middletown surrounded by small hamlets’. Mowbray is a Norman family name – the name of early Lords of the manor – namely Robert de Mowbray.

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