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About 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. View the pictures of Leicestershire..

Recommended towns & villages in Leicestershire

Gunpowder Plot Room Ashby de la Zouche

Ashby de la Zouch

This town takes its name from the La Souche family, lords of the manor from about 1160. The Norman prefix distinguishes Ashby from other towns of similar name...

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Taken in the Hall Yard Park looking towards St Simon & St Judes Parish Church, Earl Shilton

Earl Shilton

Earl Shilton is one of the largest villages in the County of Leicestershire. It occupies a rich rural landscape between the town of Hinckley and the City of Leicester...

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River Welland near Great Easton

Great Easton

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Hallaton Church

Hallaton

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

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Viaduct near John O'Gaunt, Leicestershire

John O'Gaunt

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Holy Trinity with All Saints in Loughborough, Leicestershire

Loughborough

The joyous sound of bells made in Loughborough have been rung all over the world since 1858, the date that John Taylor of Oxford moved his foundry to Loughborough. Many famous.....

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Newtown Linford Parish Church

Newtown Linford

This picturesque village is situated in the Charnwood Forest area of Leicestershire...

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Beaumanor Hall,Old Woodhouse, Charnwood, Leicestershire.

Quorn

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

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Staunton harold hall & Church, Leicestershire

Staunton Harold

Staunton was mentioned in the Doomsday Book when it was held by Henry de Ferrers...

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Tilton on the Hill

Tilton on the Hill

This is a quiet rural village situated in one of the highest parts of the rolling Leicestershire countryside...

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Recommended attractions in Leicestershire

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill Country Park

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

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Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle

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

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Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

Bradgate Park

Comprising of 850 acres of land with roaming deer, Bradgate Park is Leicestershire's largest and most popular country park. In.....

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Bosworth area

Market Bosworth Country Park

A landscaped 35-hectare park which was formerly part of Bosworth Hall deer parkland. There are fine, mature trees, a lake, a.....

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Old John Tower in Bradgate Park, Leicester

Old John Tower

Standing on a hill overlooking Bradgate Park, Old John Tower folly.....

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Sence Valley Country Park, Ibstock, Leicestershire

Sence Valley Forest Park

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Staunton Harold Church

Staunton Harold Hall

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

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Jewry Wall, A small piece of the Roman Wall still remains in Leicester City Centre.

The Jewry Wall Museum

This is Leicester's leading Museum of Archaeology, showing an extensive range Roman finds as well as other unique historic relics.....

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Twycross Zoo (taken with canon 300d) - 2006

Twycross Zoo

Come face-to-face with over 900 animals of more than 150 species, including some of the most endangered on our planet, at.....

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Splash Landing

Watermead Country Park

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