What's on inLeicestershire

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  • Funhouse Comedy Club - Comedy Night in Leicester J

    Funhouse Comedy Club - Comedy Night in Leicester J


    Funhouse Comedy is back at the Kayal, Leicester on Sunday January 26th with comedy's answer to Britain's Got Talent and X-Factor, their Should I Stmore

  • Funhouse Comedy Club - Comedy Night in Ashby-de-la

    Funhouse Comedy Club - Comedy Night in Ashby-de-la

    Ashby De La Zouch

    Funhouse Comedy brings an extra night full of laughter to the delightfulLyric Rooms, Ashby-de-la-Zouch on Tuesday January 28th. Headliner Zoe Lyonmore

  • Funhouse Comedy Club - Comedy Night in Loughboroug

    Funhouse Comedy Club - Comedy Night in Loughboroug


    Funhouse Comedy Club is back at the Golden Fleece, Loughborough on Friday February 7th for a night full of laughter.Topping the bill is the consistemore

  • Funhouse Comedy Club - Comedy Night in Coalville F

    Funhouse Comedy Club - Comedy Night in Coalville F


    Funhouse Comedy Club returns to the Century Theatre, Coalville on Saturday February 8th for another night full of laughter, as part of The Leicester Cmore

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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


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.



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Updated: 21/04/2024 03:45:40