Why Leicestershire?

Once an important Roman Settlement, Leicestershire is steeped in history and heritage. Step back in time with a visit to the Jewry Wall Museum or take a trip to Leicestershire's oldest town, Castle Park where you can see the Great Hall of Leicester Castle and the medieval Guildhall.

Furthermore, for those interested in history, a must visit is to the Battle of Bosworth Heritage Centre where you can learn about the famous battle where King Richard III lost his life. There's also plenty of re-enactments and events happening throughout the year at the Heritage Centre.


Places To Visit

There are so many attractions and events in Leicestershire you won't be disappointed! With so much to do and see all the family will enjoy their visit to Leicestershire.

If you're looking for a family outing into the stunning Leicestershire countryside, then head to Conkers in the National Forest. Here you can discover the fascinating wonders of the wildlife on offer in Leicestershire. Fans of space will not be disappointed as you can visit the National Space Centre, which is the UK's largest attraction that is dedicated to space. A great day day for all the family is a trip to Twycross Zoo that is home to one of the world's largest primate collections.


Arts & Culture

Leicestershire is a great place to go for those who enjoy theatre and drama. Head to the Curve Theatre and experience an exciting performance in a state of the art theatre. There's also De Montfort Hall where you can listen to live music and enjoy comedy and dance. Loughborough Town Hall also puts on many performances and events across the mediums of ballet, drama and musicals.

For those interested in film and art a must visit is to Phoenix, a digital media centre, which showcases interactive art installations, art workshops and indie films as well as blockbusters.

If you're visiting Leicestershire in the summer, why not enjoy a night out at Kilworth House and the Conkers Amphitheatre, which puts on shows including the Proms.


Nature and Wildlife

One of the best ways to experience Leicestershire beautiful landscape is by walking across it. There are plenty of footpaths and country lanes to keep you busy for hours! Head to the National Forest which is abundant in nature and wildlife and has many walking and cycling trails. Or you can explore the region on the Leicestershire Round which is a 100 mile circular walk around the county,

As well as the National Forest, Leicestershire is home to a range of country parks such as Bradgate Country Park where visitors can discover the ruins of the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey and the folly Old John, or they can explore the stunning landscape of Market Bosworth Country Park . Those who are keen cyclists and horse riders are able to enjoy all of the above with many accessible bridleways and cycleways across Leicestershire.


Sport & Leisure

Motorsport:
Fans of motorsport have plenty of opportunities in Leicestershire to watch races and take part in driving experiences.

Football: Visitors to Leicester can visit Leicester City Football Club and take a tour around their stadium. Or why not get really involved in the atmosphere and watch a match!

Speedway: Leicester Lions has a new home in Leicester at Beaumont Leys.

Rugby: Leicester's world famous Tigers rugby club are two-times Guinness Premiership winners in 2009 and 2010, and the first club to retain the European Heineken Cup. Visit their stadium on Welford Road and experience the excitement of match day.



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