Out and About – Bradgate Park.

My trip today was to Bradgate Park in Leicestershire. Just to the north of the city of Leicester Bradgate is an 830 acre ancient deer park (800 years old) with streams,rock outcrops,twisted wind battered oak trees and herds of Red and Fallow deer.

Also in the park is an old tower which is actually a folly built in the 18th century and  there are the ruins of Bradgate House, which is one of the earliest brick-built country houses in England and the birthplace and childhood home of Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for Nine Days in 1553.

This picture was taken on my camera phone as my D800 and me were having a cheese sandwich for lunch on one of the hills.

Bradgate Park - Samsung Galaxy SIII
Bradgate Park – Samsung Galaxy SIII

To wander about the park is obviously free, but car-parking at Newtown Linfords costs £3 for three hours or £4 all day.

The park website is here



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