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Leicestershire in England is well known for popular English food products such as Stilton cheese, Red Leicestershire cheese and the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie! The county was also in the headlines during 2012 when King Richard III body was found after 533 years of being undiscovered!
Population of Leicestershire
Top 3 Places to Visit in Leicestershire
Hinckley’s location makes it a great places to visit in Leicestershire, it is just minutes away from Twycross Zoo; a fabulous large zoo with a whole range of interesting animals which has been supporting conservation projects and helping animals worldwide since 2006.
The town has a fabulous range of shops in the town centre that will cover all of your shopping needs and more, it also has fantastic transportation links with the M1, M6 and A5 just 10 minutes away giving you direct routes to major nearby cities.Search Hotels Here
The city of Leicester attracts thousands of visitors each year, it hit the headlines in 2012 when the body of King Richard III was discovered in a council car park!
One of the most visited places here in this majestic city is the National Space Museum, go on a journey through time learning all about space with 6 fun educational interactive galleries and the UK’s largest planetarium!
One of the amazing things about Leicester is you can discover over 2000 years worth of history in just one day!
Each street tells a story with characteristic buildings at every turn and art sculptures throughout the city, it is an architects paradise.
There are also different museums and Leicester Cathedral to discover.Search Hotels Here
This distinctive market town in Leicestershire may only look small but it has a lot of surprises in stall for its visitors, with a fantastic range of independent shops, hotels and restaurants to choose from.
Market Harborough is also surrounded by some of Leicestershire’s finest countryside, woodland, lakes, rolling hills, canals and rivers all just a stone’s throw away.
There are many popular activities in the area for you to enjoy such as horse riding, walking and cycling to name just a few.Search Hotels Here
Location of airports in Leicestershire
East Midlands Airport
East Midlands Airport is the closest airport to the Leicestershire area, it is just 9 miles away, 16 minutes by car.
The nightlife in Leicestershire happens in Leicester which is around 22 miles away.
Leicester like most cities is fantastic for nightlife, with a whole range of scenes to choose from whatever mood you are in you will find something for your taste here.
One of the most popular bars in the city is Manhattan 34, watch professional mixologists work their magic and create you a Cocktail of a life time! The bars has a 1920’s theme throughout which just makes it even more exciting!
Another great place to go for a drink is the ‘Real Ale Classroom’, sip deliciously local brewed ale and taste some of the best homemade pies whilst relaxing in a unique atmosphere, it can get quite busy at the weekend so if you prefer it quieter then visit in the week.
Scenery and places to see
Although Leicestershire is located away from any of the UK’s coastline it is still home to some stunning places.
One of the counties hidden gems is Sence Valley Country Park, located right in the heart of Leicestershire this park has such breathtaking views!
There are fields of meadows with a large lake and lots of different wildlife, in spring the area is full of daffodils and bluebells, you definitely was to add this to your list when you are in this area.
The history of Leicestershire goes back thousands of years and was originally named Laegrecastrescir.
There is strong evidence that is was an important Roman settlement, this can be viewed in the Jewry Wall museum and also by observing the many fascinating ancient buildings that are still located around the city to this day.
A highly interesting attraction is 1620’s House and gardens which allows you to step back in time to over 400 years ago and to see how our ancestors once lived! The house is still exactly as it was back then!
There are also 3 castles and other ruins in the county along with historical guided tours that can be booked so you can really learn about the past here.