5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Bradgate Park

Bradgate Park is home to “Albino Peacocks”

Bradgate Park is home to an ostentation of Peafowls (double plural). The used to be a common sight around the park, but recently they stick to their grounds next to the ruin (next to the secret herb garden) but can be seen around the park. Along with the standard blue peacocks, the park is also home to white peacocks (they are not truly albino). Next time you go for a walk around the park, listen out for the distinctive call of these birds.

Photo of a white Peacock taken by Gnomonic (Flickr)
Photo taken by Split the Kipper (Flickr)

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By Isaac Hartshorn

Isaac Hartshorn is fascinated by the city's long and varied history. He also hates to discuss himself in the third person but can be persuaded to do so from time to time.


  1. Very interesting I have visited the park all through my life time and never knew these five things

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