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County - Leicestershire | Map
Tel code: 01949 | code search
Postcode: NG13 | code search
Population: 200
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Plungar is a small rural village in Leicestershire. Due to its proximity to the border of Nottinghamshire and the variability of county borders, it is often mistakenly thought of as being a Nottinghamshire village. It lies in a triangle between Nottingham, Grantham and Melton Mowbray, about three miles south of the A52. It is part of Barkestone, Plungar and Redmile parish council, the three villages having an adult population of only 650 between them. Situated within the Melton District of Leicestershire, Plungar is situated in the picturesque Vale of Belvoir. The Vale of Belvoir is dominated by Belvoir Castle, perched on a hill with panoramic views of the surrounding area. Belvoir Castle is open to visitors. The Vale of Belvoir is also the home of Stilton Cheese, considered by some to be the 'King of English Cheese'. There is only one pub in the village itself, The Anchor, which is just a short distance from a restored Grantham Canal. Local tales say that a building was originally planned at the canal side which was to become The Anchor pub. Instead it was decided to convert a row of four terraced houses to make the pub, but keep the name. The chosen houses date back to 1774.

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The Peacock Inn (2.04 miles)

The Peacock Inn

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Located in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir village of Redmile yet within easy traveling distance from Nottingham (20 mins), Leicester (30 mins), Grantham (15 mins), Melton Mowbray (20 mins), Newark ... More

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Langar Hall (2.86 miles)

Langar Hall
Set in the Vale of Belvoir, Langar Hall is situated 12 miles South East of Nottingham on the Leicestershire border. It stands in quiet seclusion by the 12th Century village church, overlooking gardens, medieval carp ... More | visit website
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The Grange (2.94 miles)

The Grange
The Grange offers traditional farm house bed & breakfast in a non-smoking environment with full en-suites, TV, tea & coffee facilities and parking. Owned by Mr & Mrs Don & Brenda Masson. The Grange is ... More | visit website
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Manners Arms (3.20 miles)

Manners Arms

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Located in Knipton, a picturesque rural village in the Vale of Belvoir, on the boarders of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. The Manners Arms is a quintessential country inn, beautifully refurbished ... More

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The Vale Of Belvoir Inn & Hotel (3.45 miles)

The Vale Of Belvoir Inn & Hotel

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Situated within the beautiful landscape of Belvoir, Nottinghamshire, you can enjoy tasty cuisine and cosy rooms, each with its own unique details. All our rooms are individually decorated to a high standard ... More


Bryn Barn (6.10 miles)

Bryn Barn
Bryn Barn is a charming barn and stable conversion, set in secluded cottage gardens within the picturesque village of Waltham on the Wolds which is on the edge of the beautiful Belvoir Vale and now ... More
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Allington Manor (6.63 miles)

Allington Manor
The Old Manor House at Allington is situated on the fringe of the Vale of Belvoir and in a tranquil Lincolnshire village with excellent road links. It offers a unique blend of beautiful and ... More | visit website
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Scalford Hall (6.73 miles)

Scalford Hall

At the heart of Leicestershire’s picturesque countryside, Scalford Hall Hotel, offers 88 en-suite bedrooms, restaurant, lounge and leisure facilities, is set amongst twelve acres of carefully landscaped gardens. This coupled with the fact that ... More | visit website

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The Red House (6.94 miles)

The Red House

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The Red House Restaurant, Pub and Hotel is set within the charming village of Nether Broughton on the A606. This old coach house now hosts an award winning restaurant, a ... More


The Boot and Shoe Inn (7.57 miles)

The Boot and Shoe Inn

The Boot & Shoe Inn, Main Street, Flintham, Nr Newark, Notts, NG23 5LA.A traditional English Inn, located in a conservation village just 6 miles West of the charming market town of Newark On Trent.We offer ... More

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