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.
Places to visit in Leicestershire
Belgrave Hall was built in the early 18th century, in what was then a small village three miles from the town of Leicester.
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Pronounced ‘beaver’ by locals and literally meaning ‘beautiful view’, the Vale of Belvoir offers the perfect place to hideaway.
Location: Near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
One of the oldest civic buildings in the country, Leicester’s Guildhall stands beside Leicester Cathedral and has many gruesome stories to tell.