in Market Bosworth
Richard III stayed the night in Market Bosworth and hid £300 in a false bottom of his bed. As he was killed in battle the next day, no one returned to collect it, so it remained undiscovered until the reign of Elizabeth l (over 150 years).
There are two main buildings of interest in Market Bosworth, and you could be staying in one of them! The famous Bosworth Hall and the Dixie Grammar School, which is opposite the marketplace, are both highlighted attractions. The town has been associated with the Dixie family for hundreds of years and the old Tudor grammar school was originally founded by Sir Wolstan Dixie, in 1601.
Bosworth Hall (now a Britannia Hotel) is located to the east of the town, a perfect example of English Renaissance from the time of Queen Anne, similar in style to Hampton Court and built from red brick and white stone. This grand hall, which was the ancestral home of the Dixie family from 1680 to 1880, it is now a luxury 190 room hotel, health spa and leisure club operated by us.
From the 14th Century, Market Bosworths Church of St Peter has been nestled amongst the trees to the north of the town. To the east, is a large country park, with a small lake and arboretum (open to the public all year), which is ideal for walks and barbecue picnics.