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Visit Leicester and Leicestershire and explore our fascinating heritage and family attractions
Official visitor website for Leicestershire

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Visit our historical, cosmopolitan city and discover a fascinating 2,000 year heritage including revolutionary Romans and the story of the discovery and reinterment of the last king of England to be killed in battle, King Richard III.  There are award-winning attractions and museums, a packed calendar of vibrant arts and cultural events and festivals, as well as tastes inspired by food and drink across the world.

In the county, experience and enjoy stunning rural landscapes, country parks, fine market towns and quintesential historical villages, exciting food, music and agricultural festivals, along with award-winning restaurants and mouth-watering tea rooms.


Why not book a short break and spend a few days in Leicester and Leicestershire on a Stay Play Explore short break - prices start at £149 for one night accommodation with breakfast and entry into 3 visitor attractions or experiences.
Stay Play Explore

For just £149* you can book a short break in Leicester and Leicestershire that includes overnight accommodation and breakfast and entry to a selection of visitor attractions and experiences.  Breaks are available for families and for couples - see our website for full details

www.stayplayexplore.co.uk

Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks is a series of 10 locks on the Grand Union Canal. There is lots to explore including watching the boats, visiting the museum and eating in one of the pubs on site.

Containing many fascinating exhibits of the time, the BoilerHouse demonstrates how tough it was to make a living showing how families survived the harsh conditions of 19th century canal life.

Enjoy monkeying around at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo is a World Primate Centre set in 80 acres we have over 500 animals of almost 150 species including all 4 great apes, over 20 species of monkey, Asian elephants, snow leopards, penguins, meerkats, giraffes and many more.

Conkers train

Conkers

Conkers, the award winning attraction at The Heart of the National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours.

Knights

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Delve into Leicestershire's fascinating history at Bosworth Battlefield Country Park - the site of the 1485 Battle of Bosworth. Look out for special events or go for a stroll and some refreshments served onsite.

Bikes

Avalanche Adventure

We have a spectacular 400 acre site offering the best outdoor activities in the country and our brand new air conditioned log cabin offers you comfort and refreshments.

Children

National Space Centre

The award winning National Space Centre is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. From the moment you catch sight of the Space Centre's futuristic Rocket Tower, you'll be treated to hours of breathtaking discovery & fun.

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Great Central Railway

The Great Central Railway is Britain's only double track main line steam railway. Enjoy an exciting calendar of events, a footplate ride or dine in style on board one of the steam trains.

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King Richard III Visitor Centre

Leicester’s newest attraction tells the fascinating and moving story of the king’s life and death, and reveals one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told.

Ashby Castle

Ashby de la Zouch Castle

Come and find out about the castle’s colourful history with our lively audio tour. Hear how Edward IV’s Chamberlain Lord Hastings added the chapel and the impressive keep-like Hastings Tower – a castle within a castle.

Twinlakes

Twinlakes Park

You and your family can enjoy acres of action, animals, indoor attractions and fun-packed events.

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Catthorpe Manor in or near Lutterworth
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Hilton East Midlands Airport in or near Castle Donington
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£159 X X £ X X £ prpnb
Abinger Guest House in or near Leicester
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£41 X £ £ £ £ £ pppnb
Best Western Plus Ullesthorpe Court in or near Lutterworth
AA 4 Star HotelHotel
£80 X £ £ X X £ pppnb
Bouverie Lodge B&B in or near Melton Mowbray
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£35 £ £ £ £ £ £ pppnb
Sketchley Grange Hotel in or near Hinckley
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£109 X X £ £ £ £ prpnb
West Langton Lodge in or near Market Harborough
Self-assessed Accessibility InformationSelf-catering
£46 X X £ £ £ £ pupn
Tresillian House in or near Melton Mowbray
Quality Tourism in LeicestershireBed & Breakfast
£45 £ £ £ £ £ £ prpnb
Last updated January 2017