Melton Mowbray is a classic English market town with strong farming and fox hunting traditions. It is also considered as the 'Rural Capital of Food' and it is conceivably known for its culinary specialties such as the pork pie and Stilton cheese.
If you love food and drink, and appreciate heritage sites, Melton Mowbray should be your next destination. The largest Artisan Cheese Fair in the country, the Great British Pie Awards, and Melton Mowbray Food Festival are among the top reasons to visit this town.
Food and drink aficionados should not miss these events and even so, you will find numerous places to eat and drink, and experience the unique combination of the two. There's Dickinson & Morris which produces the iconic pork pie, the Melton Cheeseboard where you can taste and buy local cheeses, and good old-fashion cafes, bistros, restaurants, and pubs. Don't forget to visit the Belvoir Alehouse to know about beer-making and Brocklebys to sample Sloe Gin or Melton Hunt cake.
Families and groups will surely love Melton Mowbray not just for the food and drink, but for fun activities as well. There's Twinlakes which has animals, rides, and picnic areas. The heritage trail is also a great experience that shows a thousand-year history including people and places which made the town to what it is today. The Melton Carnegie Museum is also great place to explore the exhibitions on the history of the town and its surrounding areas.
Buses are available in town and trains run hourly from Birmingham to Stansted Airport via Leicester, Cambridge, and Peterborough. But if you are a tourist or a visiting corporate leader, it is best to book a chauffeured car in Melton Mowbray for convenience and comfort. If you are staying for a full week in town, this is the best way to save on costs and the hassles of commuting.