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Bradgate Park, Near Leicester: Old John Tower

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.
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See below for all the best towns & attractions in Leicestershire, or see a selection of our Leicestershire photographs on our picture tour of Leicestershire..

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Recommended towns & villages in Leicestershire

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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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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Castle View and St Mary-de Castro in Leicester - June 2005

Leicester

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

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The view from Burrough Hill

Melton Mowbray

An historic market town famous for its Pork packed pies and Stilton cheeses, both are savoured all over Britain and in many other countries...

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Newtown Linford, Leicestershire

Newtown Linford

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

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Quorn in Leicestershire. The river Soar

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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A picture of Rothley

Rothley

Rothley is a delightful village with two village greens, one is flanked by some of the country's finest timber framed houses. The village shows a graceful selection of architecture including pretty Cruck Cottages...

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Staunton Harold Church and Hall, 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

Ashby Castle

Ashby de la Zouch Castle

The ancient, crumbling walls of Ashby de la Zouch castle keep once rose to a towering 95ft and had four floors. It belonged to.....

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View from 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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Distant view of Old John Tower & war memorial in Bradgate Park, Leicester

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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Bradgate Park, Near Leicester: Old John Tower

Old John Tower

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

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Great Crested Grebe

Sence Valley Forest Park

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

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 detail

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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Can you let me to the water please?

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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Swans  in Watermead

Watermead Country Park

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