The 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath

Coalville, Leicestershire

The 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath

A picturesque 13th century house with a newly refurbished 17th century interior and set in 17th century style gardens. Explore the furnished rooms and discover life in Jacobean Leicestershire. Visit our website for more information about events and group visits.

Opening times: Spring to Autumn: Contact for details.

Admission Prices: Contact for details. 01530 831259.


  • Accepts Credit CardsAccepts Credit Cards

  • Baby Changing FacilitiesBaby Changing Facilities

  • Car ParkingCar Parking

  • Children WelcomeChildren Welcome

  • Coach ParkingCoach Parking

  • Disabled ParkingDisabled Parking

  • Disabled ToiletsDisabled Toilets

  • Educational ActivitiesEducational Activities

  • Gift ShopGift Shop

  • Picnic AreaPicnic Area

  • Restaurant CafeRestaurant Cafe

  • ToiletsToilets

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  • Opening times

    House and Gardens
    Spring to Autumn
    Contact for details

  • Address

    Manor Road, Donington le Heath, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 2FW


Upcoming Events

Haunted Heritage
Haunted Heritage

Haunted Heritage

29 October 2016 to 30 October 2016, 20.30 to 02.00

The 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath, Coalville, Leicestershire

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Donington Le Heath Manor House, one of the oldest houses in England! It is believed that Robert De Herle bought the land and had the house built between 1258 & 1295. For nearly 700 years the house remained a family dwelling. In the early part of the 16th Century, the house was modernised. Around this period the house may have been owned by the Digby family. Sir Everard Digby achieved notoriety as one of the conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot; he was a close friend of Guy Fawkes. In 1963 the house was purchased by Leicestershire County Council and the building was restored and opened to the public in 1973 as a museum. There are ghosts at Donington Le Heath Manor House. A housemaid has been seen flitting about and also a man of 17th Century appearance with a tall brimmed hat, thought to be the shade of Sir Everard Digby. Haunted Heritage were privileged to have exclusive use of the Manor house as a paranormal venue up until June 2014, when the events were put on hold whilst the building was redressed. It was during one of these events that we captured our famous EVP (electronic voice phenomenon), moments after leaving King Dick’s bedroom, home of the bed that Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England slept in on his way to the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Our EVP hit headline news across the world!

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