NEWTOWN LINFORD

Lies at the southern entrance to Bradgate Park. It is surrounded by rocky hills and woods and is one of the chief sources of Swithland Slate.

 

DERIVATION:

"Niwe Tun Lind Ford" (The new ‘Town’ by  the ford where the lime trees grow)

 

DESCRIPTION:


Newtown Linford lies at the southern entrance to Bradgate Park. It is surrounded by rocky hills and woods and is one of the chief sources of Swithland slate. The tourism generated by Bradgate Park has led to a number of highly popular cafes and hotels in the area, as well as a pub and social club.

KING LEAR'S LAKE

The lake has been named after the legend of King Lear (Leir), who possibly ruled Britain in the 8th century. On his death it is said that his daughter Cordelia had him buried in a chamber under the River Soar. There are statues, built on a platform in the lake, showing the final scene from Shakespeare's play of King Lear.

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