The Lime Kilns, Nr. Hinckley - Stephen McKay, Creative Commons
The market town of Hinckley in Leicestershire is surrounded by rolling countryside and many pretty villages. Its history goes back to Saxon times, but it is perhaps most famous being close to Bosworth Field, the location which changed the history of the British monarchy.
In 1485, Hinckley was surrounded by rival strongholds, the Royalist garrisons at Ashby del al Zouch and Leicester and the Parliamentarians at Tamworth and Coventry. Not far away at Ambion Hill, King Richard III was defeated by Henry Tudor in the battle for the English throne. Find out more at the Battle of Bosworth Visitor Centre, only 11 miles from Hinckley.
If you are travelling with the family and need a day off from battles and history, Hinckley has two more excellent places to visit nearby; the first is Twycross Zoo, and the second is Ashby Canal. Twycross Zoo is one of UK's leading wildlife attractions and home to over 1000 different species of animal, and Ashby Canal, with its barges, canal side walks, and traditional canal side pubs is an excellent place to stop for lunch by the water.
If you do choose to enjoy a pint at lunchtime it’s always best to walk back, rather than take the car; however, you may come across a pub called ‘The Tin Hat’. For many years, Hinckley was known as ‘Tin At’ (tin hat) as a sheep drover was always bragging he could down an ‘(h)at full of ale’. So, the landlord of the pub arranged for a tin hat to be made, he filled it with ale, and made the drover drink it.
Whatever your reason for visiting Hinckley Car Hire is an excellent idea, as you never know what the weather will be like. Take a look at the video below.
Author: Kevin Hall+