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Melton Mowbray

The town is probably best known for the market, pork pies and Stilton cheese. It is a popular and lively place to visit, especially on the  market days of Tuesday and Saturday.

Melton's has a strong historical connection as can be seen in buildings such as the Anne of Cleves' House, a gift from King Henry VIII to his divorced wife in the mid 16th century and the cathedral-sized St. Mary's Church, which dates from 1170.

 

The phrase ‘painting the town red” originated in Melton when some young aristocrats up for the hunt went on a drunken spree in the 1800s and literally painted Melton town centre red.

 

There are a variety of places to visit in Melton including:

The Markets, Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, St Mary's Church, Melton Indoor Bowling Centre, Melton Carnegie Museum, & Waterfield Leisure Pools.

The Regal Cinema in the town has recently been restored and is due to re-open in March 2013

Just outside the town is Melton Country Park.

For more information on Melton Mowbray try one of the following sites:
www.melton.co.uk
http://www2.meltonmowbraytoday.co.uk/sites/history/food.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

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