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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. 01455 290429.

Facilities

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  • 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

Children\'s Halloween fun
Children\'s Halloween fun

Children\'s Halloween fun

28 October 2017, 15.30 to 17.00

The 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath, Coalville, Leicestershire01455 290429dlhmanorhouse@leics.gov.uk


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Join us in our barn tea rooms and garden for some Halloween fun. Includes crafts, stories, a trail in the gardens and even feel some gooey slime. Fancy dress encouraged. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Pre-booking recommended, £3.50 per child.

(http://www.doningtonleheath.org.uk)

Paranormal Investigation
Paranormal Investigation

Paranormal Investigation

28 October 2017 to 29 October 2017, 20.00 to 01.00

The 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath, Coalville, Leicestershire07340 239294hauntedheritage@outbook.com


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Just on the western tip of Coalville in Leicestershire, is a typical little lane with a few Victorian terraced houses. A short distance along is 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. During one of our events 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! You can hear this recording on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4GkgTFBPWk Donington Le Heath manor House is steeped in history. It is charming and quaint whilst being remarkably eerie. The house, barn and gardens offer a range of exciting and different paranormal experiences. Group members will have the opportunity to use a comprehensive range of paranormal investigative equipment such as dousing rods, EMF meters, ‘Ghost Boxes’ (record voice phenomena) as well as participate in séances, glass divination and table tipping sessions. All of our paranormal events to date at Donington Le Heath have been hugely successful with activity getting stronger every time we visit! Guests must be aged 18 years and over to attend this event. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening. This venue is not suitable for people with mobility issues or walking difficulties. This event includes a light supper. Refreshments will also be served throughout the evening. £35 per person.

(http://www.hauntedheritage.co.uk/events)

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