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  • Speed Dating in Leicester

    Speed Dating in Leicester

    Leicester

    Leicester Speed DatingHow speed dating in Leicester worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Leicester. How it works is our friendly profes…more

  • ERIC DARLINGTON WITH THE JOHN CLEVELAND BAND

    ERIC DARLINGTON WITH THE JOHN CLEVELAND BAND

    Hinckley

    The programme of music presents our popular and well known variety of genre and style which is always designed and chosen with the intent of pleasing …more

  • VU live at The Shed, Leicester

    VU live at The Shed, Leicester

    Leicester

    Five-piece VU will perform at The Shed on Friday 14 December and include classics such as All Tomorrows Parties, Femme Fatale, Im Waiting For Th…more

  • Just The Tonic's Christmas Comedy Special

    Just The Tonic's Christmas Comedy Special

    Leicester

    Just the Tonic Comedy Club has returned to its regular home in Leicester. This former Methodist preaching hall was built in Victorian Times and for th…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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