Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Breedon-on-the-Hill is a village in North West Leicestershire, near the border with Derbyshire and 5 miles from Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

Due to the vagaries of place-name etymology, Breedon-on-the Hill actually translates as "Hill hill on the hill".

The village is best known for the fascinating St. Mary and St. Hardulph Church, with its amazing collection of Anglo-Saxon carvings and friezes dating from the early 9th century.

The church is perched precariously on the top of a hill which is being gradually quarried away, and on the site of an Iron Age hill fort.

In the village itself, down at ground level, is an unusual beehive-style village lock-up.

Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Breedon-on-the-Hill for groups.

Places in Breedon-on-the-Hill

St. Mary and St. Harduph Church

Places in Breedon-on-the-Hill...