Nearby Places to Visit

We are in a great central location to visit plenty of nearby local attractions..

Plan a day out around lunch and dinner with us.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Ashby Canal


The Rising Sun is located a very short walk from the Ashby canal towpath. Ideal for a country walk, or to sit and watch the world go by. This unspoilt canal is also a gateway into medieval times. The ridge and furrow patterns created by medieval farmers can still be seen and the canal line touches the Western edge of Bosworth Field, where Richard III met his match at the hands of Henry Tudor in 1485. Find out more here..

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The Battlefield Line Railway

Just a few minutes walk from our pub the Battlefield Line is the last remaining part of the former Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway which was opened in 1873. It runs from Shackerstone via Market Bosworth to Shenton in Leicestershire and is operated by the Shackerstone Railway Society. Find out what goes on here.

Stoke Golding Airfield

Stoke Golding Airfield is set amongst beautiful open countryside on the Leicestershire Warwickshire borders and has been an active airfield since its formation in the early 1960's. It is a small private airfield with a variety of interesting based aircraft. Flying happens most summer weekends when the weather is fine and you will be made welcome as a visitor. Full details can be found here.



Twycross Zoo

World Primate Centre set in more than 80-acres with around 500 animals of almost 150 species to see, including many endangered animals and native species in the Zoo’s Nature Reserve. You can walk with ring-tailed lemurs in their walk-through enclosure, see a troop of Emperor Tamarins leap above your head in their treetop exhibit and watch Humboldt penguins take their daily walk. Keepers present regular talks and feeds where you can learn more about the animals such as the chimpanzees, Asian elephants and South American coatis. Full details here.


Enjoy the Great Outdoors at CONKERS! Take it slow and explore the 120 acres of maturing woodlands, lakes, ponds and play areas - or go wild and take the 18 stage Activity Trail challenge. Indoors there’s lots and lots to experience - and the weather can’t spoil your fun. Delve into the life of a British Woodland with over 100 indoor interactive exhibits in four seasonal zones or experience the Enchanted Forest play zone full of adventure and discovery climbing through the treetops and along rope walkways. Find out here.


Mallory Park

An iconic motor sport venue nestled in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, Mallory Park has a rich racing heritage with plans to revive motorsport memories spanning half a century with the return of big-time events.

From adrenaline-fuelled racing to high-speed passenger rides to triathlons and cycling  – this friendly circuit puts its visitors in the driving seat, inviting you to participate, not just spectate. Well worth a visit, see here.