AROUND LIME TREE
Just a short drive around Limes Farm:
If you enjoy walking try the local hills of Hartshill Hayes with their lovely far reaching views. For walking with added historical interest there is Bosworth Battlefield Centre. For a good family historical visit try Tamworth Castle -And an enjoyable family day out can be had at Twycross Zoo or Drayton Manor Theme Park. If you are interested in antiques, Whitemoors Antiques at Shenton is well worth a visit. For train enthusiasts you can travel to Shenton by steam train from Shackerstone through Market Bosworth. If you like canals and marinas visit Sutton Cheney Wharf and Bosworth Marina. We have linked these at the bottom of the page.
A short drive away is Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, here the dramatic story of the Battle of Bosworth on Monday 22nd August 1485, which marked a major turning point in English history, is told. Discover more about the Battle of 1485 where Richard III fought for his crown and lost his life, and Henry Tudor became King!
With interactive, hands-on displays and a range of activities, including guided walks, you can find out about medieval warfare, how the battle unfolded and the impact of the new and powerful Tudor dynasty.
Find out how archaeologists discovered the true location of the Battle and see some of the unique objects that were unearthed.
In the neighbouring Village of Sheepy, is San Giovanni - A smart modern restaurant with designer touches in a romantic lakeside setting, with terrace. Specialising in Italian food.
Atherstone is our local historic market town, situated 2 miles away there are shops to browse, restaurants, take-aways, a swimming pool, gymnasium, library, award winning butchers, bakery shops, and 2 co-op supermarkets.
At just another short drive is Twycross Zoo, sure to take up an entire day with its engaging animals and attractions, Twycross Zoo is a must for all ages.
Twycross Zoo is now renowned as a World Primate Centre and has a wide variety of monkeys and apes including the UK’s only group of bonobos. They have breeding groups of many endangered primate species so they often have babies and toddlers playing around in their great ape groups, and in many of their monkey groups. They also hold a range of other species including Asian elephants, snow leopards, penguins, meerkats, tapir and the world’s rarest big cat, the Amur leopard.