Castle Hotel (Kirby Muxloe)
Castle Hotel (Kirby Muxloe) at a glance
With its old-brick exterior and its prominent location on Main Street in the leafy rural village of Kirby Muxloe, The Castle Hotel is a 17th Century former farmhouse. Just 4.5 miles from the centre of Leicester and its surrounding towns, it is an ideal Midlands hotel location if you are on business, or simply wanting to explore the picturesque Leicestershire countryside.
The 15th Century Kirby Muxloe Castle is on our doorstep, forming an attractive backdrop to the hotel and ideal for a stroll after dinner, while the village of Kirby Muxloe itself has lots of pretty Swiss-style houses and a 17th century church.
The National Space Centre and Mallory Park racing track are just short drives away and you can reach Alton Towers in just under an hour.
Contact DetailsTelelphone: 0116 239 5337 Fax: 01162 387868 Email: email@example.com
|Check-in||From 14:00 hours|
|Check-Out||07:00 – 12:00 hours|
|Cancellation/Prepayment||Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.|
|Children||Up to two Children under the age of 16 sharing a room with adults stay free of charge subject to the availability of a suitable room. Cots are available at most of our Hotels and at no extra charge. Please specify at the time of booking if a cot is required. Any request for additional extra beds needs to be confirmed by management as this will be subject to availability and a room supplement may apply. Room supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay. Please ring the hotel directly for further information.|
|Pets||Pets are not allowed.|
|Accepted Credit Cards||American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, Solo, Switch. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.|
|Bar/Lounge||On-site bar & lounge|
|Restaurant||Pub restaurant on-site|
|Wheelchair Access||Wheelchair access to the hotel|
|Free Wi-Fi||Unlimited free Wi-Fi available|
|Television||Flat-screen digital TV|
|Free Parking||Ample on-site free parking|
|Tea & Coffee Making Facilities||In-room tea & coffee making facilities|
|Telephone Facilities||In-room telephone facilities|
Weddings and civil ceremonies at the Castle Hotel
The Castle Hotel offers an impressive function room, the ‘Hastings Suite’, which has a capacity of up to 80 people. Coupled with the fact that our beautiful garden overlooks the castle ruins, providing a perfect setting for some truly memorable wedding pictures, The Castle Hotel would make the perfect venue for your special day.
Ideally located to explore the best of Leicestershire
Just minutes from junction 21 on the M1, the Castle Hotel is a great venue whether you’re staying for business or pleasure. The M1 motorway gives you easy access to Derby, Nottingham and Loughborough to the north, and Leicester, Nuneaton, Rugby and Coventry to the south. You can also reach the centre of London in less than two hours.
Free Parking for guests
With a large car park on site, parking your vehicle is never an issue at the Castle Hotel. Our convenient location on the main road into Kirby Muxloe means you’re just minutes from the local amenities.
How to get here
The Castle Hotel is just half a mile from junction 21a on the M1. If you are coming from the south, simply come off here and follow the signs to Kirby Muxloe. When you reach the first roundabout in the village, take a left onto Main Street and you will find us about 100 metres down the road on the left.
NOTE: if you are travelling from the north, you need to come off at Junction 21 of the M1, take the right-hand loop and return northbound to Junction 21.
If you are using satnav, just type in this postcode: LE9 2AP.
The Castle Hotel can be dated back to the 1630’s when it was a farmhouse and part of the Kirby Castle estate.
In the 18th century, one of the towers at Kirby Castle was demolished. Some of the bricks from the tower are said to have been used to repair the Castle farmhouse which now forms the Castle Hotel.
At one time the farmhouse was the largest employer of local people, producing Leicestershire cheese of excellent quality. In the courtyard you can still see elements of the buttery, pantry and a passageway that would have led into the kitchen.
For many years, rumours abounded of a network of secret passages that ran from Kirby Castle to the Old White House, a Grade II listed building in the village, and beyond as far as Bradgate. Though there is no evidence that this was ever the case, in 1975 a short passage from the Castle to the hotel was uncovered.
The estate eventually came up for sale in 1918, bringing to an end centuries of farming tradition. The Castle farmhouse lived on, however, eventually becoming a guesthouse and then the Castle Hotel. Eagle-eyed guests will spot many of the original period features in both the bar and bedrooms of the hotel.
About Kirby Muxloe
Kirby Muxloe is an attractive leafy village just 4.5 miles from the centre of Leicester. Less than a mile from Junction 21 of the M1, it makes an excellent stop-off destination for commuters, especially with its scenic open views of the Leicestershire countryside.
The village has a long and fascinating history dating back as far as the 9th century. It was during this period that a Dane known as Caeri started the first community here and the village, then called Carbi was recorded in the Domesday Book.
By 1474, William Hastings acquired the manorial right to Kirby, having rented it for some years prior, and in 1480 he began to build KirbyMuxloeCastle and its moat. Work stopped in 1484 after Lord Hastings was beheaded for treason. Though it would never be finished, it has undergone some major restoration work, courtesy of English Heritage, and stands as the village’s most prominent landmark.
In 1941, Kirby was severely bombed by the Germans, as they returned from an attack on Coventry. A number of houses and a church were destroyed. The gaps left between the houses following the bombardment can still be seen to this day.
The village is also home to a 14th century church and many attractive 1920s Swiss style buildings.
Alton Towers (50 miles)
Around an hour’s drive from the hotel, Alton Towers is undoubtedly one of the UK’s most famous and best loved attractions. A great day out for the whole family, especially thrill-seekers, you can experience the thrills and spills of some of the world’s best rides and rollercoasters including Nemesis, Oblivion, Air, Rita Queen of Speed and 13.
Kirby Muxloe Castle (100 metres)
This atmospheric fortified 15th Century manor house forms the backdrop to the Castle Hotel. A great place to start your exploration of Leicestershire, you can stop off for a picnic in the grounds, stroll round the moat and explore the ruins or simply admire the gatehouse and corner tower carefully restored by English Heritage.
Bradgate Deer Park (3 miles)
Just 3 miles from the Castle Hotel, Bradgate Deer Park is the only remaining enclosed medieval deer park in the East Midlands. The park’s red and fallow deer roam freely within the boundary walls. Located within the ancient woodlands of Charnwood Forest and containing the ruins of Bradgate House, the park and adjoining Swithland Wood make a perfect countryside visit.
Mallory Park (4 miles)
Sat in the grounds of what was once a 200-acre estate, Mallory Park is one of the UK’s permanent racing circuits.
With a rich association with the history of motor racing, it’s a must for petrolheads and their families alike. One of the best tracks for spectators, the stadium forms a natural amphitheatre, giving you unparalleled views of the regular hot car, motorcycle and MotoX events.
National Space Centre (6 miles)
The National Space Centre, the UK’s largest attraction dedicated to space exploration, offers something for all the family. Boasting the UK’s largest domed planetarium, the Centre also offers a wealth of interactive experiences for children and adults alike. Discover everything from space suits and rockets to satellites and meteorites and explore the outer reaches of space at this stunning family attraction in Leicester.
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