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Staunton Harold Estate
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The grand house at the centre of this estate nearly disappeared following the Second World War after it had been trashed by Italian prisoners of war. Threatened with demolition it was rescued by Leonard Cheshire and later his wife Sue Ryder ran it as a home until a few years ago. It has recently been beautifully restored and although you cannot see inside (as it is a private house) the owners are happy for visitors to the national trust's Commonwealth church next door to walks past on their gravel drive.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Staunton Harold Estate must be one of the most pleasant venues this country has to offer. One of its greatest charms is that it is not over commercialised. There is no theme park, animal kingdom or other ugly commercial enterprise to mar its natural beauty.
There are lakes, woodland and fields and foot-paths to enjoy.
There is a small crafts centre and an excellent café/tearoom in a superb stable block, plus a garden centre nearby. There are miles of walks through woodland and beside lakes. The estate adjoins Calk Abbey Estate and both are connected by footpaths.

Staunton Harold Reservoir is stunningly beautiful at any time of the year and has a wealth of bird life to enjoy. There is a bridge over a small stream where my grandchildren love to play "Pooh Sticks".

The view of Staunton Harold Hall and the magnificent Church of the Holy Trinity from the Melton road is awesome.

I have visited at all seasons and never tire of the place.

This Attraction is well worth a visit and is one that will draw you back time and again!

Staunton Harold is lovely any time of the year but autumn stands out as the best.

Two hours will give you a taste, but a whole day could be spent there.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is the most amazing secluded areas in North West Leicestershire,it has everthing. Parking, great areas to have a wander or better still take your beloved dog with you, they will love it.
Once parked you walk by the garden centre which is a great find, an aquatic centre for fish lovers, Ferriers Centre with a fab café and very interesting one off shops.
Then walking by Staunton Harold Hall, grounds, beautiful little church and a huge lake with swans and ducks.

When you have walked or wander around here, you go home refreshed. Well worth a visit at any time of the year and it is free.

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Staunton Harold is beautiful, the gardens are picturesque and you can go on lovely walks. There is a cafe and few shops to look around with some beautiful hand made bits in. Definitely worth a look on a summers day! I would of given it 5 stars had you of been able to look around if of the house as well!

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This estate includes fabulous walks, garden centre, cafe and other small outlet shops in the courtyard. Nice lake and space to enjoy the countryside.

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