Leicestershire

This Midlands county is as much known for its battlefields as its balti. Trace the Richard III buzz to Bosworth fields to reconstruct the War of the Roses. In Leicester, you can time travel past Saxon cathedrals and medieval guildhalls to space discoveries and shopping malls. Leicestershire thinks with its belly. The county boasts a vast covered market, makes veiny Stilton cheese and has a sizzling golden mile of curry houses. For an inland county, Leicestershire has more than its fair share of water. You can boat canal staircases, scuba-dive in flooded quarries and fish in local reservoirs.

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Volunteer on a working weekend in The National Forest

Volunteer on a working weekend in The National Forest

New experiences, new skills, new friends, and a break from everyday living all come free to National Forest Conservation volunteers.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

Courses, Learning and Self-Improvement
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Get lost in Wistow Maze's three miles of pathways

Get lost in Wistow Maze's three miles of pathways

Pay a summer visit to the famous Wistow Maze, shops, gallery and model village at the Rural Centre and explore the surrounding countryside.

Location: Wistow, Leicestershire

Activities
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Dine al fresco at Leicestershire's Foxton Locks

Dine al fresco at Leicestershire's Foxton Locks

Whether you want to step off the beaten track or sit by the bustling canal-side, you’ll find your perfect spot at Foxton Locks.

Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire

Lakes and waterways
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Cocktail mixology masterclasses at Maiyango

Cocktail mixology masterclasses at Maiyango

The intimate setting of Maiyango is perfect for re-igniting or kindling a romance. Learn how to make your own cocktails with a resident mixologist.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

Cookery courses
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Re-live the Age of Steam at Great Central Railway

Re-live the Age of Steam at Great Central Railway

Make your childhood dreams come true by driving a steam locomotive train, or sit back and travel in comfort.

Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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See the sawdust fly at the National Forest Wood Fair

See the sawdust fly at the National Forest Wood Fair

With demonstrations, 'have a go' wood craft sessions and children's games, the National Forest Wood Fair will keep adults and children entertained.

Location: Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire

August events
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See Richard III's remains at the Guildhall

See Richard III's remains at the Guildhall

Leicester is proud of its 2,000 years of history, dating back to the Roman times, catalogued and exhibited at various museums.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Superbikes and car racing at the heart of British motorsport

Superbikes and car racing at the heart of British motorsport

The iconic Donington Park motor racing circuit hosts national and international motorsport racing throughout the summer months.

Location: Castle Donington, Leicestershire

Extreme Sports
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Come face to face with bison in Leicestershire

Come face to face with bison in Leicestershire

Home to a herd of American Bison and Red Deer, Bouverie Lodge near Melton Mowbray is a farm with a difference. Pull on your wellies and explore the footpaths to see them close up.

Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Discover Caribbean traditions in Leicester

Discover Caribbean traditions in Leicester

Join the annual Leicester Caribbean Carnival in August with a parade around the city, culminating in an event in Victoria Park.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

August events
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Chainsaw sculptures capture the eye at Beacon Hill

Chainsaw sculptures capture the eye at Beacon Hill

Where would you expect to see a sheep duo, rock character, miniature train and fairy castle, all carefully carved out of wood?

Location: Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Picnic on a former colliery site in the National Forest

Picnic on a former colliery site in the National Forest

A location with a difference, Oakthorpe Colliery closed in 1990 and has become a 3-hectare, prime picnic site in naturally-regenerated woodland in The National Forest.

Location: Donisthorpe, near Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

Forests and woodlands
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Sample the best of Leicester before heading to the match

Sample the best of Leicester before heading to the match

Extend your Rugby World Cup visit to Leicester and discover this East Midlands city’s history, shopping, outdoor pursuits, culture and top notch curry.

Location: Leicester

Sport
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Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe

Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe

As well as a legendary pork pie, they also have sausages, chutney... the lot.

Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Regional specialities
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Lunch with the deer at Bradgate Park

Lunch with the deer at Bradgate Park

If you’d like a little history with your sandwiches then take your picnic to Bradgate Park, a medieval park where herds of red and fallow deer still roam.

Location: Newtown Linford, Leicestershire

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Watch Britain's top cycling teams race around Leicester

Watch Britain's top cycling teams race around Leicester

Get close to the action as some of Britain’s top professional cyclists contest the Leicester Castle Classic cycle race.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

August events
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Take a traffic-free bike ride around Leicester

Take a traffic-free bike ride around Leicester

Sky Rides are big, fun events which take over a town or city centre, so cyclists of all ages and abilities can ride safely together on a traffic-free route.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

August events
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Celebrate English literature at Leicester's Literary Festival

Celebrate English literature at Leicester's Literary Festival

November welcomes Leicester’s annual Literary Festival organised by the School of English at the University of Leicester.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

November events
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Burleigh Court

Burleigh Court

Burleigh Court is one of the Midlands largest four star accredited residential conference centres and hotels, combining outstanding meeting facilities with first class accommodation.

Location: Loughborough Leicestershire

Romance
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Experience gold standard treatment at Stapleford Park

Experience gold standard treatment at Stapleford Park

Set in 500 acres of magnificent Leicestershire countryside near Melton Mowbray, Stapleford Park is one of the most luxurious spa hotels in the UK.

Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Spa breaks and pampering

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