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Pictures of Leicestershire

A county in England

About the county of Leicestershire

The County of Leicestershire is situated in the heart of England. There are many places of interest to visit including the city of Leicester, notable attractions include 'Leicester Cathedral','The National Space Centre', the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space science and astronomy, 'New Walk Museum and Art Gallery', situated within the historic New Walk area of the city and 'Belgrave Hall' built in the early 18th century, in what was then a small village 3 miles from the town of Leicester. Leicestershire boasts some of Englands most beautiful countryside and interesting towns and villages.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in Leicestershire

Hallaton, Leicestershire

Hallaton (18 Pictures)

Easter Monday sees the villages of Hallaton and Medbourne engaged in a riotous 'bottle kicking' contest which is said to have pagan origins...

Viaduct near John O'Gaunt, Leicestershire

John O'Gaunt (1 Pictures)

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Saint Mary De Castro Church and Churchyard, Leicester

Leicester (362 Pictures)

Leicester is famed amongst other things for its fine parish church which was raised to Cathedral status in 1927...

Quorn in Leicestershire. The river Soar

Quorn (18 Pictures)

Quorn can be found between Leicester and Loughborough, it is surrounded by magnificent countryside and a wealth of visitor attractions...

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Recommended attractions in Leicestershire

Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire

Beacon Hill Country Park (24 Pictures)

The second highest point in Leicestershire at 245m (802 feet) and containing a Bronze Age hill fort, Beacon Hill Country Park.....

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle (26 Pictures)

A castle has stood on this spot since the 11th-century, it was built by Robert de Todini, standard-bearer to William the.....

Lion photographed on roof of Staunton harold hall, by richyp. 2002

Staunton Harold Hall (14 Pictures)

This is said to be one of the most delightful country houses in Leicestershire, it was the former home of the Ferrers family who.....

Sunset over Watermead Country Park, Leicestershire. 25th April 2007

Watermead Country Park (174 Pictures)

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