Stay in Leicester and Leicestershire

Snibston Discovery Museum

Stay in Leicester and Leicestershire during half term and enjoy a family short break. There is so much to see and do in the city and county and exciting events taking place you will need more than a day to fit everything in.

Check out our fantastic short breaks just for families - there's overnight accommodation including breakfast and entry into three family attractions just for £129 - see full details here.

March will see the reinterment of King Richard III, book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment. In the county experience rural and local traditional events such as Hallaton Bottle Kicking contest or Melton Mowbray Food Festival. If you are a music lover why not come to GlastonBudget or Strawberry Fields Festival this summer.  For all sports fanatics we have Rugby World Cup 2015 games taking place during October at Leicester City Football Club.


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Book your accommodation online here

Book your accommodation during the week-long series of events from 22nd-28th March 2015 for the reinterment of King Richard III.


See plans for the reinterment on the King Richard in Leicester website.


Visitor Centre

King Richard III

To discover more for yourself about this fascinating story come and spend a few days in Leicester and the surrounding area and visit the sites that have played such a pivotal role in the history of England - Click here to visit King Richard III information page 

Richard III Visitor Centre: Dynasty, Death and Discovery

Admission: adults £7.95, children (3-15 years) £4.75, concessions £7, family ticket (2+2) £21.50

More than 500 years after the death of the last English king to die in battle, the story of one of history’s most controversial monarchs is brought to life once again in this stunning new visitor centre.


Normal opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Weekend opening hours apply on Bank Holidays.

Tel: 0300 300 0900

Address: 4A St Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB


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Melton Mowbray & Vale of Belvoir

Melton Mowbray is in the north east of Leicestershire, close to the picturesque Vale of Belvoir which literally translated means 'beautiful view'.

Loughborough & Charnwood

Explore the area of Loughborough and Charnwood where you can experience the buzz of a university town mixed with the tranquility of the great outdoors.

Ashby de la Zouch & National Forest

Ashby de la Zouch lies at the heart of the National Forest, an area that embraces ancient buildings, fascinating visitor attractions and miles of hidden nature trails.

Hinckley & Market Bosworth

The market towns of Hinckley and Market Bosworth lie in the west of Leicestershire, surrounded by rolling countryside and many pretty villages.


Leicester is a contemporary city bursting with arts, culture, history, festivals, attractions, shopping and food and drink.


Blaby covers an area south and west of Leicester, including the villages of Blaby, Narborough and Kirby Muxloe. Stroll around the village of Blaby, much of which has been designated a conservation area.

Oadby & Wigston

Oadby and Wigston lie on the southern outskirts of Leicester, between the city and the rolling South Leicestershire countryside.

Market Harborough & Lutterworth

The town of Market Harborough is the ideal place to head for to experience rural activity, bustling streets, stylish independent shopping and tasty food and drink.
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