- St Mary's Church:
St Mary's is considered the finest parish church in Leicestershire and was almost entirely built in the 13th and 14th centuries, while the Perpendicular Gothic exterior was completed in the 15th century.
- Melton Heritage Trail:
Have a stroll in Melton and you can see so much history.
On Burton Street you’ll come to a row of fascinating historic buildings.
The Bede House here is a 17th-century almshouse where six lowly widows or widowers could stay for free provided they prayed daily for their benefactor’s soul!
Also on this street, Anne of Cleves’ House (now a pub) has 14th-century origins as a chantry priests’ residence and was given to Anne in her divorce settlement from King Henry VIII.
The Egerton Lodge (1829) on Wilton Road was a base for the Quorn Hunt, while the palatial George Hotel on the High Street is an 18th-century coach house.
- Melton Mowbray Pork Pie:
The Melton Mowbray pork pie gained its initial popularity as a favourite snack of fox hunters in the 19th century.
The true version has a hand-made crust, with a chopped, uncured pork filling enclosed within a layer of pork jelly.
- Stilton Cheese:
This crumbly blue cheese with a potent whiff was also first produced in the countryside near Melton Mowbray.
As it happens, Stilton comes in blue and white varieties, but blue is far more famous.
Blue Stiltons have to be made from local milk, have a cylindrical shape and delicate blue veins that radiate from its core.
MELTON FINEST FLORIST - ETHICAL & SUSTAINABLE BRITISH FLOWERS
At The Hiden Collective we offer the freshest Ethical & Sustainable British Flowers and plants and we are able to deliver the same day or on your preferred date.
Chose one of our weekly flower bouquets, plants in unique vases, hampers and gifts from independent suppliers including Two Chimps and Cocoa Amore.
We can deliver same day to Stapleford, Long Clawson, Langar, Belvoir, Scalford, Bottesford, Great Dalby and many more towns and villages in nearby areas.
If you don't know what to choose, you can call as on 01572 337394 and we would love to help you in choosing the best gifts for your friend or loved one.
Celebrate any occasion with The Hiden Collective, flowers & plants delivered straight to any address in Melton with no hassle.