An historic market town that has existed since before the Norman Conquest, Hinckley is near the Leicestershire-Warwickshire border, and has been the home of the Hinckley Rugby Club since 1893. It has good links the M69, M6 and Birmingham Airport, and is close to many deluxe and budget friendly Leicestershire hotels.
A Market Settlement Since Medieval Times
Hinckley has held a regular market since at least the early 14th Century, and it is estimated that this area of Leicestershire was inhabited before the Roman invasion. For years, the town was noted for its successful hosiery businesses, although it remained a relatively quiet rural community until the late 20th Century, when many new residential developments were built around the centre.
What to Visit in Hinckley
Have a relaxing walk in the Burbage Common and Woods, and see picturesque St. Mary's Church, which is the main focal point of Hinckley and has stood since medieval times. The church also has a popular coffee bar where you can enjoy tasty snacks and Fairtrade coffee or tea. Close to the church is the high-end Jurys Inn Hinckley Island, which has immaculate, spacious rooms, an indoor pool, a health club, and other luxury facilities.
Home to a Successful Independent Theatre
Another popular attraction in Hinckley is the Concordia Theatre, an independent amateur theatre that was established in the 1970s and showcases a wide variety of productions all year round. You can also learn more about local history by visiting the Hinckley & District Museum, which has an intimate gallery illustrating the town's historic development. For luxury accommodation nearby, you could book a stay at the Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa, a luxury four star venue that offers free parking, free WiFi, and deluxe facilities such as a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and conference facilities.
Places to Visit Nearby
Hinckley is only a short journey from ancient Leicester, which has a much wider range of hotels and is overlooked by a well-preserved 11th century castle and the remains of a Roman wall. Hinckley is also within easy reach of the vibrant city of Coventry, which features the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, the Coventry Transport Museum, and other important industrial heritage and arts attractions.