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History and Heritage

Coalville and its surrounding area is full of historical landmarks. Take a walk back in time and visit one its many attractions to celebrate Coalville’s heritage.

Here are some of our highlights but for more information and further ideas, visit the Tourist Information Centre.

The Coalville Heritage Society is also a great place to go to learn all about Coalville’s rich history.

Some of the heritage gems in and around Coalville: 

1620s House and Garden
Immerse yourself in an early 17th century experience at 1620s House and Garden. Take a walk back in time in the wonderful, fully furnished house owned by a family who are living in the shadow of the Gunpowder Plot.
Hough Mill
Refurbished windmill and full size horse gin engine, open to the public every Sunday and Bank Holiday from April to end of September, between 2pm and 5pm.
Grace Dieu Priory
The Grace Dieu Priory was founded around 1235-1241 and still exists as ruins. Free entry and guided walks available for a small fee.
Mount St Bernard’s Abbey 
A Cistercian monastery of the Strict Observance (Trappists), the only abbey left in England of this order, has free entry and boasts a fantastic shop with many homemade products.
Mining Heritage Trail
Take in Coalville of the past along the Mining Heritage Trail, a circular trail approximately 9 miles in length, which celebrates the town’s heritage.