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Commemorative medal marks King Richard’s return

31 July 2015

A commemorative medal has been created marking the reinterment of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral

Pick up a guide to Rugby World Cup 2015 in Leicester

31 July 2015

Details of all the events taking place in Leicester as the city hosts Rugby World Cup 2015 are now available in a handy guide

New aerial experience at CONKERS is a real work of art

30 July 2015

Portrait to celebrate opening of new Hi and Lo Ropes adventure has been produced by local artist

Twycross Zoo opens brand new animal kitchen

30 July 2015

New facilities at the zoo to prepare over 80 tonnes of food a year

Looking for the best tourism businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire

29 July 2015

Application process now open for Leicester and Leicestershire Excellence in Tourism Awards 2015

Record number of Green Flags for city parks and green spaces

24 July 2015

Seventeen green flags have been awarded to Leicester by Keep Britain Tidy - recognising the areas as some of the best in the country

Visitor Centre celebrates first birthday

24 July 2015

The King Richard III Visitor Centre will be celebrating its first birthday this weekend and since opening on 26th July 2014, has welcomed 81,627 visitors, with a further 3,000 visitors attending corporate events

Green Plaque to honour Ladybird centenary

22 July 2015

A Green Plaque from Leicestershire County Council will be unveiled on the original site of Ladybird Books

VisitBritain News 22 July 2015

22 July 2015

New figures on inbound tourism to UK available

Great Central Railway reunification on track

20 July 2015

Landmark heritage project continues despite Midland Main Line Electrification 'pause'

New General Manager at Scalford Hall

20 July 2015

Daniel Gough has recently joined Scalford Hall Hotel as General Manager, bringing with him a fresh new vision and keen plans for development

VisitEngland eNews July 2015 Edition 2

20 July 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of VisitEngland eNews, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on all of our latest activity, news and insights

Prime Minister announces new plan to grow tourism across Britain

17 July 2015

In an unequivocal statement of support for our industry, the Prime Minister has today announced the Government’s new 5 point plan to boost tourism across the UK, committing not only to promote the UK as a GREAT place to visit for international visitors, but also to expand and develop the offer to tourists to spread the benefits of its growth across the country

Tackle the Wistow Maze this summer

16 July 2015

With England hosting this year’s Rugby World Cup, Leicestershire’s famous Wistow Maze is joining in the fun

Can you conquer the new ariel experience at CONKERS?

7 July 2015

Hi and Lo Ropes Aerial Adventure opens

Enjoy tales from the wagon trains of the WIld West at the National Forest Wood Fair

7 July 2015

Expect some riveting tales from the wagon trains of the Wild West when wheelwright Phill Gregson returns to give a masterclass at the National Forest Wood Fair, on Bank Holiday Monday 31 August

Celebration of local produce as Melton Mowbray Food Festival returns for 12th year

6 July 2015

One of the largest regional food festivals in the country takes place in the UK’s Rural Capital of Food from 3-4 October 2015

VisitEngland eNews July 2015 Edition 1

3 July 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of VisitEngland eNews, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on all of VisitEngland’s latest activity, news and insights

New sculptures for University of Leicester Botanic Garden

2 July 2015

Artist and schools collaborate in Arts Council funded project

Explore city museums with passport scheme

1 July 2015

A new scheme that will encourage people to explore all of Leicester’s museums this summer has been launched in time for the school holidays