Painting The Town Red Walking Tour


Melton Mowbray is famous for Fox Hunting and one of the historic ‘stories’ from the 1830s relates to the Marquis of Waterford and the expression “painting the town red” which came about when the Marquis, who was well known for his hooliganism, along with his friends caused havoc throughout the town painting buildings red.

Fox Hunting, as well as other sports such as horse racing, steeplechases and cock fighting attracted people from all sorts of classes including Royalty, Great Military Leaders, Prime Ministers, Poets, Artists & Socialites, Melton Mowbray has had them all over the years.

Paint the Town Red

On this walking tour, we look at the story of Painting the Town Red, as well as taking a look at some of the hunting lodges around town as well as some of the characters and the antics they got up to whilst staying in Melton.


120 Minutes (2 Hours)


£5 per head

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Tour Meeting Point: Military Working Dogs memorials outside Melton Borough Council, Parkside, Station Approach.

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