English Heritage sites near Melbourne Parish
ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH CASTLE
6 miles from Melbourne Parish
Ashby Castle forms the backdrop to the famous jousting scenes in Sir Walter Scott's classic novel of 1819, Ivanhoe. Now a ruin, the castle began as a manor house in the 12th century.
KIRBY MUXLOE CASTLE
16 miles from Melbourne Parish
The picturesque moated remains - including the fine gatehouse and a complete corner tower - of this brick-built fortified mansion have recently been extensively conserved by English Heritage.
18 miles from Melbourne Parish
The vast and immensely impressive ruins of a palatial medieval manor house, with a huge undercrofted Great Hall and a defensible High Tower 22 metres (72 feet) tall.
WALL ROMAN SITE
21 miles from Melbourne Parish
Wall was an important staging post on Watling Street, the Roman military road to North Wales. It provided overnight accommodation for travelling Roman officials and imperial messengers.
22 miles from Melbourne Parish
The impressive remains of an abbey of Cistercian 'white monks', including towering fragments of its 13th-century church, infirmary and 14th-century abbot's lodging.