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  • POPSTARS THE 90S MUSICAL

    POPSTARS THE 90S MUSICAL

    Hinckley

    It's boyband vs girlband in this hilarious brand new musical which is set in a school in the 1990's where Mark is head over heels in love with his gir…more

  • Muslim Marriage Events Leicester

    Muslim Marriage Events Leicester

    Oadby

    We are holding the next muslim marriage events on Saturday 22nd June 2019 at Tipu Sultan Restaurant, 36 The Parade, Oadby, LE2 5BF.Open Event (Open …more

  • Bird feeder ceramics workshop

    Bird feeder ceramics workshop

    Market Harborough

    In this Workshop you will create a Bird Feeder; hand built, designed and decorated by you. You will be shown a variety of decoration methods to help y…more

  • Wally Funks Race for Space

    Wally Funks Race for Space

    Leicester

    In 1961, Wally Funk was among the Mercury 13, the first group of American pilots to pass the Women in Space programme. Wally sailed through a se…more

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When thinking about counties to visit in the UK, Leicestershire often goes unnoticed, but this would be to miss out on a picturesque and charming region with a wealth of gorgeous villages, a wonderful industrial heritage and some fantastic historic sites. Chief among these is the county town and cathedral city of Leicester that sits at the heart of the county on the River Soar and Grand Union Canal and can be traced back to the Roman era. It is a wonderful and vibrant multicultural city, packed with famous architecture, from the old Town Hall to the modern Leicester University Engineering Building and from Leicester Abbey and Leicester Castle to The City Rooms and Belgrave Hall.

Other Roman and Saxon settlements, as well as ancient quarries and medieval abbeys are scattered across Leicestershire. Worth a look are the former colliery at Coalville, now developed into the brilliant Snibston Discovery Park, the historic town of Ashby de la Zouch with its elegant Elizabethan timbered houses and Georgian shops and the castle of Ashby de la Zouch, written about by Sir Walter Scott in Ivanhoe, as well as Donnington Park, Launde Abbey, Kirby Muxloe Castle and Mount St. Bernard Abbey.

For those who want to get out and about there are endless country parks, charming villages and bustling market towns and numerous walking trails, cycling trails and picturesque spots for fishing. At Outwoods there is a beautiful site of special scientific interest, looking out over Loughborough and the Soar Valley. Also worth a visit are the views of the Soar valley from Bardon Hill and Mountsorrel. Lastly there is the famous National Forest, an impressive new English forest covering a large corner of north west Leicestershire and a wonderful place from which to experience this beautiful county.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Leicestershire

Fun days out in Leicestershire

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Leicestershire, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Leicestershire

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Leicestershire.

Theme Parks in Leicestershire

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Leicestershire.

Museums in Leicestershire

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Leicestershire

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...

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