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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

View from the tower Ashby de la Zouch Castle, Leicestershire

Ashby de la Zouch (40 Pictures)

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...

River Welland near Great Easton

Great Easton (5 Pictures)

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All Saints Church

Newtown Linford (27 Pictures)

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

Tilton on the Hill

Tilton on the Hill (4 Pictures)

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 (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, Leicestershire

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.....

Old John Tower, Bradgate Park, Leicester

Bradgate Park (249 Pictures)

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

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.....

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