Attractions near Syston Guest House

Syston Town Centre is in walking distance from the Guest House where you can find, Pubs, Indian Restaurants, Chinese Restaurants, Italian Restaurant, Takeaways, Supermarkets and local shops and services.
 
Local Attractions
 
Beedles Lake Golf Course (2.4 Miles Away, 7 minutes by car)  www.beedleslake.co.uk
The Golf Course is situated in the heart of the Wreake Valley with the River Wreake meandering through a number of the holes. The course has matured into a fine parkland layout and offers a test to all standards of player.  The course is maintained to a very high standard by Head Greenkeeper, Tim Needham, and his staff. Beedles Lake really is an all year round course with proper tees and greens used at all times. We cater for all standards of golfer and offer value for money membership rates and green fees. We welcome societies throughout the year.
The facilities include driving range with Power tee bays, putting green, chipping area and excellent bar and catering facilities. Resident PGA Professional Sean Byrne and his team, provide a well stocked shop and golf lessons at very competitive rates. Conference facilities and functions are catered for in our rooms and conservatory. The Conservatory is gaining a fantastic reputation for Weddings and Functions and has a breathtaking view across Beedles Lake. Fishing is also available on our Carp/Coarse fishing lake. If it is to use our golf or clubhouse facilities, visitors can always expect a very warm and friendly welcome and atmosphere at Beedles Lake.
 
National Space Centre (4.4 miles away, 11 minutes by car)  www.spacecentre.co.uk
The National Space Centre was voted Large Visitor Attraction of the Year and upon arrival you will understand why, this really is a visit that is out of this world. Take a journey through the six hands-on galleries, stopping at over 150 interactive experiences, then travel in the glass lift through three floors in the 42m high Rocket Tower and encounter Space Race; the epic battle for the control of space! Sit back in awe in the UK’s largest planetarium; the Space Theatre, as we take you on a voyage of discovery in this 360° fulldome experience. Are you made of the right stuff to be an astronaut of the future? Human Spaceflight: Lunar Base 2025, will test your mental and physical ability to survive the long and dangerous voyage into deep space, culminating in a stunning 3D simulator mission through the Solar System to the ice moon Europa. This summer the National Space Centre launched another world exclusive interactive experience in association with The Met Office; the Weather Pod. Take your place to deliver a weather report in 2085, what will the UK look like, how has global warming effected us and how can space science help? Why not share your experience with all your friends and post your report on Facebook, Youtube or your own blog! The National Space Centre is an all weather attraction for all the family. Situated in the heart of the Midlands, the centre is located just two miles from Leicester city centre close, with easy access from the M1 and M69, just follow the distinctive brown rocket signs on all major arterial routes to find us. On site we have over 400 parking spaces, restaurant, shop and all the facilities you would expect from a world class attraction. The National Space Centre is hours of interactive fun and breathtaking discovery. The National Space Centre hosts many exciting weekend events, including astronomy evenings, movie themed events, astronaut visits, computer gaming challenges, even an invasion by the 501st UK Garrison Star Wars group and many more… see the website for full details. Opening Times School Holidays Monday – Sunday 10am – 5pm School Term Time Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm. We suggest you allow a minimum of 4 hours for your visit.
 
Abbey Pumping Station (4.4 miles away, 11 minutes by car) www.abbeypumpingstation.org
Abbey Pumping Station is an industrial museum in Leicester on Corporation Road opposite The National Space Centre. The museum is in a 1891 Victorian pumping station formerly used for pumping sewerage to a treatment works in another part of the city. In its operating life up until 1964 the four steam beam engines were cause for much civic pride due to their elaborate decoration. It is the only engine house in the world where you can see four of the same type of beam engine working in the world. Elsewhere the museum exhibits early examples of internal combustion machinery. There is also a narrow gauge railway and a transport collection. The museum is usually open daily with special steam days throughout the year.

Belgrave Road “The Golden Mile” (4.7 miles, 12 minutes)
Belgrave Road, is most noted for the stretch of real estate called the "Golden Mile." The origin of the name is often, mistakenly attributed to the many shops selling gold jewellery. In fact, the name was first used in the late 1960s and early 1970s when a proliferation of yellow-amber traffic lights appeared along a short stretch of road (one mile to be exact). While commonplace now, at the time it was unique in Leicester. It is renowned for its authentic Indian restaurants, sari shops, and jewellers, and has been described as "the closest that Britain comes to an Indian bazaar". This area of the city is also famous for its seasonal lights which combine to celebrate winter festivals including the Hindu celebration Diwali (Festival of Light) and Christmas. The Diwali celebrations in Leicester are focused on this area and are purported to be the largest outside of India. Definitely a place to visit if in the Leicester area.

Leicester Abbey (5 miles away, 13 minutes by car)
The ruins of the Abbey are contained within the -better known locally as- Abbey Park.  The whole park is a traditional Victorian urban green space, and has a beautiful collection of trees, a boating lake with rowing boats for hire (summer only), and there's occasionally brass bands playing in the bandstand.  Don't miss a coffee and lovely home-made cake in the pavilion, near to the ruins of Leicester Abbey themselves where the burial place of Cardinal Wolsey is marked.  And behind that, there's often a cricket game in progress on a Sunday afternoon... The other side of that, there's a children's playground with a small petting zoo.  It's also handy from the Belgrave Road.  Just turn left down AbbeyPark Road, as you leave the city centre along Belgrave Road.

Leicester Guildhall (5.4 miles away, 14 minutes by car) www.leicester.gov.uk/museums

The Curve Theatre (5.5 miles away, 15 minutes by car) www.curveonline.co.uk
Curve Theatre is Leicester’s magnificent home for theatre and the performing arts and is situated at the heart of the city’s Cultural Quarter. Curve is a proud supporter of new and emerging talent and actively participates in the development of the next generation of artists, writers and directors. As well as presenting some of the world’s finest touring work, Curve produces a varied programme of diverse, exciting and inspiring theatre including large scale musicals to rival the West End.

The Little Theatre (5.6 miles away, 16 minutes by car) www.thelittletheatre.net

Jewry Wall and Archaeology Museum (5.6 miles away, 16 minutes by car) www.leicester.gov.uk/museums

Newark Gardens and Museum (5.7 miles away, 17 minutes by car) www.leicester.gov.uk/museums

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery (5.9 miles away, 18 minutes by car) www.leicester.gov.uk/museums

De Montfort Hall (6.1 miles away, 17 minutes by car) www.demontforthall.co.uk
De Montfort Hall is Leicester's largest entertainment venue and has been serving the city with quality live acts since 1913. On their website you can find details on shows, news, booking information  and details on the facilities at the hall. The programme ranges from jazz, ballet, comedy and opera to world and roots music and West End musicals.

Welford Road Stadium home of Leicester Tigers. (6.8 miles away, 19 minutes by car www.leicestertigers.com

The National Gas Museum (7.1 miles away 17 minutes by car)  www.gasmuseum.co.uk
The National Gas Museum on Aylestone Road in Leicester is housed in a former gas works. It is claimed to have the largest collection of gas and gas artefacts in the world. The museum is based in a grade 2 listed gatehouse dating from 1878 with over 4000 items in storage. Displays include accounts of the history of gas usage in the United Kingdom and examples of technology the highlight being of a 1920's kitchen with gas equipment. Open all year round on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

Leicester Racecourse (9 miles, 20 minutes by car) www.leicester-racecourse.co.uk

Great Central Railway (9.2 miles away, 16 minutes by car) www.gcrailway.co.uk
Voted number 12 on the list of the 50 greatest railway journeys in the world the Great Central Railway is the UK's only double track, main line heritage railway. It’s the only place in the world where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other – just as it was when steam ruled the rails.

Loughborough Bell Foundry (9.4 miles away, 16 minutes by car) www.taylorbells.co.uk
The museum at John Taylor & Co, tells the story of the Bellfoundry going right back to its links with bellfounding in the 13th Century. An extensive range of exhibits and memorabilia tells the story of one of the oldest manufacturing industries in the world. Located over two floors there are lots of displays to look at including a room full of bells from different ages and different founders. This display has a wooden mallet so you can sound the bells and see for yourself which sounds best. The best way to learn about the foundry past and present is to book onto one of our guided tours. If you are lucky you may even get to see a bell being cast! The museum also has a shop selling souvenirs and unusual bell related gifts which are ideal as presents for the bell enthusiast in your family.

Loughborough Carillion (9.7 miles away, 17 minutes by car)  www.loughboroughcarillon.com
The Loughborough Carillon was the first grand Carillon in Britain and remains the finest. A Carillon is a musical instrument, not a “peal of bells” more familiar in many English Churches. Loughborough’s Carillon is based on 47 bells and follows the tradition of Belgian bell music. In a Carillon the bells are rung by forcing a clapper down onto the bell from levers at a keyboard, or clavier. The Carillonneur therefore plays the music which can be enjoyed across the surrounding Queens Park and well beyond.

Melton Mowbray (10.9 miles away, 19 minutes by car) www.melton.co.uk
Well known for its world famous Pork Pies and Stilton Cheese.

Bosworth Battlefield (18.6 miles away, 41 minutes by car) www.bosworthbattlefield.com
Owner description: Visitors to Bosworth Battlefield, whether they are schoolchildren, historians, leisure groups, families or leisure seeking day-trippers, can experience what this famous turning point in British history really meant. A great day out!

Belvoir Castle (23.8miles away, 40 minutes by car) www.belvoircastle.com