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Famous for its pork pies, Melton Mowbray is a busy market town, ideal for a quieter way of life, yet only a 30-minute drive from Leicester, Grantham and Nottingham. Known as the ‘Rural Capital of Food’, Melton Mowbray is also one of the five homes of Stilton cheese, which originated near-by and is still made in the town today.

A famous cattle market every Tuesday attracts tourists from far and wide, and the town is close to the Vale of Belvoir, an area of outstanding natural beauty and home to Belvoir Castle, with its regular range of outdoor events.

World-renowned conductor Sir Malcolm Sargant had his first job in the town, as organist at St Mary’s Church, and Graham Chapman of Monty Python fame was brought up in Melton.

A major employer is pet food manufacturer Masterfood, which has been in the town since the 1950s.

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Lifestyle

Melton Mowbray offers an array of shops in the main high street as well as back street cafés to relax in. Our Newton Fallowell Office is 200 yards from Melton train station and close to Melton’s most popular bars, restaurants and boutique shops.

Melton Mowbray is renowned for its music-making and has several pubs, some of which, continue to encourage new live music.  The town also boasts an unusual cinema: The Regal in King Street is a remarkably preserved purpose-built theatre that re-opened recently after refurbishment.

The secondary schools in Melton are Long Field Academy and John Ferneley College, which take students aged 11 to 16, and the Melton Vale Post 16 Centre (MV16) for Sixth Formers. The town has several primary schools – Brownlow, Grove, St Francis RC, St Mary’s C of E, Sherard and Swallowdale – while the Birchwood Special School caters for young people of primary and secondary school age.

Brooksby Melton College provides vocational, further and higher education in a wide range of subjects with a campus on Asfordby Road in Melton plus a smaller annexe on King Street. These facilities complement those on the college’s Brooksby campus 6 miles (10 km) out of the town.

Transport links

Melton railway station is on the line from Birmingham to Stansted Airport via Leicester, Peterborough and Cambridge. Trains run hourly in either direction. Other services run between Nottingham, Norwich and Sleaford. There is also a service direct from Melton Mowbray to London St Pancras and to Derby.

The bus services in Melton Mowbray link the town with Leicester, Nottingham, Oakham and other regional centres, as well as many of the surrounding villages.

Contact TheMelton Mowbray Office

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