Official visitor website for Leicester and Leicestershire

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Rugby World Cup 2015

Welcome to Leicester and Leicestershire

Soak up the exciting atmosphere of Rugby World Cup 2015 in the vibrant city of Leicester, home of the trophy-winning Leicester Tigers Rugby team.

Stay longer and make the most of your visit and explore a city and county which are bursting with a fascinating history and heritage, arts and culture, award-winning food and drink and so much more.

Delve into the Story of Leicester and discover a heritage that dates back over 2,000 years to the Roman and Medieval times.

More recently, the city has been thrust into the international spotlight with the discovery and reinterment of the mortal remains of King Richard III.  During your visit to Leicester find out more about King Richard III at the city's newest visitor attraction the King Richard III Visitor Centre and also at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre at Sutton Cheney.


Boys playing
Make some memories on your family outings in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Don't let the weather spoil your fun - visit these attractions that are under cover.
Leicester City Football Club
The entire football world is talking about the exploits of Leicester City Football Club - see more sporting success stories
Download the 2016 Great Days Out brochure with lots of ideas for a trip to Leicester and Leicestershire
Looking for some excitement?  Try these experiences and test your nerves.
If you love animals and birds, you'll love these attractions - you might even get a furry cuddle.
Be transported back in time with steam railways, industrial heritage and the bygone age.
Comedy, music and live entertainment can all be found at the numerous theatres and venues across the city and county.
Lunch overlooking a river, afternoon tea at a luxury hotel or a gastonomic feast in a restaurant, there's lots of choice.
Sheep show
Country shows, food festivals, comedy nights, music and dance - something for everyone.
Bosworth map
Visit the site where the Wars of the Roses ended with the death of King Richard III and then to the visitor centre where his mortal remains were discovered.
Hotel room

Book your accommodation online here

There's a great choice of hotels, B&Bs, campsites and holiday cottages in the city and county for your stay.  Browse those that are bookable online here.

Last updated September 2015