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.

Melton Mowbray Heritage Trail

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 trail will show you a thousand years of history including the places and people that made the town what it is today. Whilst you’re in Melton you can explore parkland, visit cafes, buy local produce and head to the Melton Carnegie Museum, which features informative exhibitions on the history of Melton
Mowbray and the surrounding area.

Pick up a copy of the trail from Melton Carnegie Museum, Melton Borough Council, St Mary’s Church and other prominent locations in the town.

Alternatively, you can view the map below or open a downloadable Map version and view the Heritage Guide Here

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With over one hundred establishments in the town involved with food, you won’t go hungry. But Melton is also a nationally important base for food research and manufacturing. Did you know that the town is also one of the leading producers of Paneer cheese for the Indian restaurant market and one of the leading producers of Tofu for the Japanese restaurant market?

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