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.

Jewry Wall


18 miles from Melbourne Parish

A length of Roman bath-house wall over 9 metres (30 feet) high, near a museum displaying the archaeology of Leicester and its region.

Wingfield Manor


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.

Croxden Abbey


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.

Churches in Melbourne Parish

Melbourne Parish Church

Church Square Melbourne Derby
(01332) 862153

A warm welcome awaits you at the Parish Church We are part of the Melbourne group of parishes, serving the villages in the Melbourne, Smisby, Stanton and Ticknall area. We have strong community links and seek to further develop the role of the Parish Church in the life of the community in our small rural town. Our priorities are Worship, Children's work, Music, Bellringing and Fellowship. We have an historic building which is open each day, with Holy Communion each Thursday at 9:15am.

The Rector, the Revd Steve Short, is currently on long term sick leave so please email the Church Wardens [email protected].

Pubs in Melbourne Parish

Alma Inn

59 Derby Road, Melbourne, DE73 8FE
(01332) 695200

The Alma is a "semi-detached" pub attached to a shop at present functioning as an Indian restaurant. The name refers to the Battle of Alma (1854), the first battle of the Crimean War, won by Anglo-French forces. This area of Melbourne was d...
Amalfi White

50 Derby Road, Melbourne, DE73 8FE
(01332) 694890

Serves beer, wine and cocktails and two interesting beers brewed locally on the Calke Estate; a live yeast Pale Ale called Melbourne Liberal and a dark ale (like a black lager) called Melbourne Felons. Serves pizzas, burgers etc on urban me...
Curley's Wine Bar

61 Derby Road, Melbourne, DE73 8FE

Curley's Wine Bar, Melbourne
Hardinge Arms

Main Street, Kings Newton, DE73 8BX
(01332) 863808

'The Hardinge' forms part of a range of 16th century buildings known as the Four Gables. In the mid-19th century its site was occupied by a wheelwright's shop and towards the end of the century it was an un-named beer house. In the early 20...

2 Derby Road, Melbourne, DE73 8FE
(01332) 862134

Originally called the New Inn and renamed as the Melbourne Hotel in the 1880s. It is now called Harpur's, after the Harpur Crewes at nearby Calke Abbey. It started life on Potter Street and dates from 1773. It was bought by the Melbourne Es...
Melbourne Arms

92 Ashby Road, Melbourne, DE73 8ES

Melbourne Arms, Melbourne
Melbourne British Legion

87 Derby Road, Melbourne, DE73 8FE
(01332) 862574

A modern looking single story modern building on the edge of Melbourne High Street. The building contains a main bar with a full size snooker table, a separate quiet bar and a large function room. A small outdoor area is available with fals...
Melbourne Inn

20 High Street, Melbourne, DE73 8GJ
(01332) 986690

Formally the Lamb Inn, which name stretches back for over 180 years. In 1938 the original pub was demolished and set further back from the road. The new building is typical 'Brewery Tudor', not at home with Melbourne vernacular. The origina...
Olde Packhorse Inne

Pack Horse Road, Kings Newton, DE73 8BZ

The pub was first recorded in 1687. It was probably rebuilt by the Cartwright family and the initials CWM (for William and Mary Cartwright) appear on the lintel above the front door along with the date 1727. The building was probably built...

222 Station Road, Melbourne, DE73 8BQ

Originally the Railway Inn, then the Clifton Arms Inn (1890s), back to the Railway and now the Paddock Hotel (a reference to the nearby Donington Park racing circuit). It was in existence in 1874 when sold as the Railway and so was probably...
Spirit Vaults

53 Church Street, Melbourne, DE73 8EJ
(01332) 300542

Formally the Blue Bell which was built as a house in 1736. With its three storeys, gable parapets and roundel at the top of the gable it was a very smart building for rural Melbourne. The pub seems to have become known as the 'Blue Bell' in...
White Swan

41 Castle Street, Melbourne, DE73 8DY
(01332) 862753

This is Melbourne's oldest pub dating back to before 1682 when it was rebuilt. Over the door are the initials WME and the date 1684. The initials stand for William and Ellen Martin; William was a cloth worker. The back bar of the pub was pr...