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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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Groby Road, Anstey, Leicester

Anstey

One of the most attractive features of Anstey is the famous 14th century five arched pack-horse bridge crossing the River Wreake...

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St Michael and All Angel's 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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Roman baths ruins and the Jewry Wall

Leicester

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

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Town Hall 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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St. Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

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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Thatched Cottage in Newtown Linford, Leicestershire

Newtown Linford

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

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Main St, Queniborough

Queniborough

A lovely village, where round every corner there is another visual delight...

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Rothley Railway Station

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

Staunton Harold

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

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Mary Queens of Scots slept here - Ashby-de-la Zouch Castle, Derbyshire. - November 2004

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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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, Near Leicester: Old John Tower

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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Market Bosworth Country Park

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, Bradgate Park, Leicester, Leicestershire

Old John Tower

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

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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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Langur

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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Family of swans line astern on lake in Watermead Country Park, Thurmaston, Leicestershire.

Watermead Country Park

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