Bradgate ParkBradgate Park in Leicestershire is a lovely little oasis. A former deer park, it has retained the deer and has been opened up for the public to enjoy; a unique area of woodland, heather moorland and rocky outcrops that almost seem out of place this close to the city.

It boasts the ruins of Bradgate House, the 16th century childhood home of Lady Jane Grey, who tragically lost her head after just 9 days on the throne of England.

The ruins are still fairly extensive and are only open at certain times during the week. We were lucky- yesterday afternoon was one of those times.

It is rutting season and we were treated to the sounds of bellowing and the sight of emboldened stags. As we were walking back to the car, the late evening sun suddenly peeped out from below the clouds and lit up the park with a magical golden light.

A magical place.

Bradgate Park

Bradgate Park

Bradgate Park

Bradgate Park

The ruins of Bradgate House

The ruins of Bradgate House

Bradgate Park

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Bradgate Park

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