A cyclist in the Vale of Belvoir. Pool of sunlight and overhanging trees, Leicestershire, England.

Places to visit in Leicestershire

Visit Leicestershire, a county with over 2,000 years of history where you are guaranteed a traditional taste of England and a landscape perfect for gentle adventures or active escapes. Discover the place where tourism began and unravel the mystery of King Richard III – the last Plantagenet King of England. Sample the specialty cheese and pies that Leicestershire is famous for, or head to Leicester’s Golden Mile for aromatic flavours from the sub-Indian continent. Escape to the outdoors, journeying along over 70 miles of waterways and exploring the vast National Forest. Take to the trails on two wheels, kayak to the pub or discover an incredible underwater world at the UK’s National Diving Centre. In Leicester, step back in time as you wander the ancient lanes, meandering past the medieval Guildhall and historic cathedral. Explore the universe at the National Space Centre and be immersed in the city’s vibrant street art scene.

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October events: Experience Leicester's Festival of Light

Wrap up warm for Leicester’s spectacular Diwali lights switch on, or join in with a wealth of activities and celebrations leading up to the epic finale on Diwali Day.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

 

October events: Sample local delights at the East Midlands Food Festival

The East Midlands Food Festival in Melton Mowbray is one of the largest regional food festivals in the country. Running for over 15 years, lots of loyal and new visitors can enjoy edible delights from some of the country’s finest producers, many from the East Midlands.

Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

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