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About the county of LeicestershireThe 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.
See our recommended Leicestershire towns and villages below, along with our listed Leicestershire attractions, and Leicestershire hotels and holiday cottages.
Recommended towns & villages to visit in Leicestershire
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...
This picturesque village is situated in the Charnwood Forest area of Leicestershire...
This is a quiet rural village situated in one of the highest parts of the rolling Leicestershire countryside...All Leicestershire towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in Leicestershire
The second highest point in Leicestershire at 245m (802 feet) and containing a Bronze Age hill fort, Beacon Hill Country Park.....
A castle has stood on this spot since the 11th-century, it was built by Robert de Todini, standard-bearer to William the.....
Comprising of 850 acres of land with roaming deer, Bradgate Park is Leicestershire's largest and most popular country park. In.....
This is said to be one of the most delightful country houses in Leicestershire, it was the former home of the Ferrers family who.....All Leicestershire AttractionsCastles in LeicestershireLeicestershire Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
Random England fact:
The Humber Bridge opened in 1981 was the longest single span suspension bridge in the world for 16 years.
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