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Pictures of Leicestershire

Exploring the most picturesque & historic places to visit in the county of Leicestershire, England.

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

Gunpowder Plot Room Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire

Ashby de la Zouch (41 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of 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...

Bandstand in the playclose

Melton Mowbray (25 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Leicestershire

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

Main St, Queniborough

Queniborough (1 Pictures)

in the county of Leicestershire

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

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Recommended Attractions to visit in Leicestershire

The Old Man of Beacon, Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire

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.....

Old John, Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

Old John Tower (10 Pictures)

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

Staunton harold hall & Church, Leicestershire

Staunton Harold Church (6 Pictures)

Imposing church built in 1653, with fine panelled interior, set in attractive parkland...

image of staunton harold reservoir taken from hall roof, 2003

Staunton Harold Reservoir (5 Pictures)

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