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A prime location for big city exploring

Ideally situated in the centre of the Midlands, Hinckley is the perfect base for urban explorers. Take the train to Birmingham for big city shopping, Victorian back-to-backs and a thriving arts scene in Digbeth. Or try Leicester, 20 minutes by train, where history enthusiasts can learn all there is to know about Richard III at the dedicated visitor centre.

Relive history at the Battle of Bosworth

Return to the scene of the biggest battle of the War of the Roses at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. Discover how the battle unfolded and learn all about medieval warfare at the award-winning exhibition centre, and take the Battlefield Trail to retrace the steps of Richard III and his men as they were defeated on Bosworth Field.

Meet the animals at Twycross Zoo

Not sure where to take the kids in Hinckley? Visit Twycross Zoo for a fun day out for all the family. With over 500 animals from 150 different species, there's plenty to see. If you love primates, Twycross has one of the most diverse collections in the world, thanks to its status as a specialist zoo. Take a walk through the ring-tailed lemur enclosure, and watch the penguins as they're treated to an afternoon feed. Little ones will love the Pets at Twycross Centre, where you can hold and stroke some of the zoo's friendliest animals. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Hinckley? Travelodge Nuneaton is situated 15 minutes from the town centre. Or try Nearby Travelodge Leicester Hinckley Road for close proximity to Loughborough.