Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Hinckley (A Guided Walk in Hinckley)

"Hinckley" is a Guided Walk devised and led by Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours.

These strolls are an enjoyable way to soak up some Local History.

The market town of Hinckley is a bustling place, whose market is one of the largest in Leicestershire. It stretches from the Market Place up Castle Street, Hinckley's equivalent of a High Street.

The walk starts outside the Britannia Centre, by the entrance in Castle Street.

Hinckley is one of the few towns that are mentioned in Shakespeare. A character in "Henry IV Part Two" refers to Hinckley Fair.

There was a Norman castle, built at the same time as Leicester Castle to overawe the local people. All that is left now is part of the moat, which has been converted into a pleasant pond in the park known as Argents Mead.

Along the way, Colin discusses the handsome St. Marys Church, outside which is the grave of the murdered Richard Smith, whose gravestone is said to bleed on the anniversary of his untimely end.

Also coming into Hinckley's story is Charlotte Brame, a prolific and successful Victorian writer of romantic fiction.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Hinckley' costs £4.00 per person, or £3.00 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at Britannia Centre, and is running on:

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If you would like to book a place on one of these dates, please telephone Colin on (0116) 2611576 or email him at

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