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King Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery

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4A St Martins, Leicester, LE1 5DB

The King Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery visitor centre guides visitors through the dramatic story of the king's life, brutal death and the fascinating story of his rediscovery.

 
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

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Loughborough Road, Leicester, LE4 5PN

We offer a range of activities for groups, individuals and birthday parties of all ages, throughout the year on our 15 acre site. The water sports we offer are Canoeing, Kayaking, Bell boating and Raft Building.

 
Newarke Houses Museum

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The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY

Newarke Houses Museum combines a Tudor chantry house and Elizabethan merchant’s house to tell the story of Leicester’s social history and the Royal Leicestershire Regiment.

 
Stonehurst Family Farm

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Bond Lane, Mountsorrel, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 7AR

Stonehurst Farm is a real working family farm where you can meet and feed the friendly animals, collect freshly laid eggs, enjoy tractor rides, pony rides, hold baby animals, explore our nature trail and see what you can catch pond dipping.

 
The BoilerHouse, Foxton

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Foxton Locks, Gumley Road, Foxton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7RA

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

 
Guildhall

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Guildhall Lane, Leicester, LE1 5FQ

Leicester's Guildhall is one of the finest surviving timber framed medieval halls in England and a premier venue in the city for more than 600 years.

 
The Magazine

c/o Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY

The Magazine Gateway was once the main entrance into the Newarke precinct and was built around 1400. The gate has no portcullis (sliding iron door) and its main purpose was to impress visitors rather than be defensive.

 
Model Village at Wistow

Wistow Maze, Kibworth Road, Wistow, Nr Great Glen, Leicestershire, LE8 0QF

Wistow Rural Centre has been created and extended in recent years to provide a wide variety of shops in pleasant rural surroundings.

 
Abbey Park statue of Cardinal Wolsey

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Abbey Park Road, Leicester, LE4 5AQ

An award winning park, situated in Leicester's city centre. Enjoy exploring a Chinese garden, historical ruins, canals and boating lakes. Abbey Park is also home to fun fairs and festivals.

 
Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester

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Corporation Road, Leicester, LE4 5PX

Visit Leicester's Museum of Science & Technology which is located in a late 19th century sewage pumping station. Discover beam steam engines, exhibitions, enjoy family friendly events and delve into 200 years of science and technology.

 
Jewry Wall Museum

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St. Nicholas Circle, Leicester, LE1 4LB

Discover the archaeology of Leicester's past and find out about the people of Leicester from Prehistoric times to the Medieval period.

 

Gumley Road, Foxton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7RA

Passenger boat trips run most weekends from April to October or if you fancy something a little bit different, you can hire a boat for the whole day, bring along family and friends and really experience the canals first hand!

 

Foxton Village, Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7AG

 

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Gumley Road, Foxton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7RA

Enjoy a pint and a meal at the award-winning Foxton Locks Inn any time of the year. The popular venue offers a full bar and restaurant menu and is the perfect place for all-season all-weather dining with its new heated and covered terrace.

 

Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum

Freehold Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1AR

The museum is currently only open as part of a pre-arranged Works tour. Part of the world's largest working bellfoundry. The museum shows the craft techniques of moulding, casting, tuning and the fitting up of bells.

 

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Marsden Lane, Aylestone, Leicester, LE2 8LR

Friendly tearooms overlooking meadows with canal to the front and River Soar to the rear. Beautiful views from garden, horses grazing, swans and ducks many other wildlife to see.

Speciality: Cream teas

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St. Martin's House, Leicester, LE1 5DE

Leicester Cathedral is situated in the City Centre, close to the Guildhall. With its tall spire, the Cathedral is an important part, not only of Leicester's life and work, but also of the city's skyline.

 

Pillings Lock Marina, Flesh Hovel Lane, Quorn, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8FE

A unique place to relax and enjoy the gentler pace of life. Sitting on our large decking, watching the boats meander past, you can easily imagine you are a million miles away.

 

The Black Horse Pub and Restaurant, Main Street, Foxton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7RD

A short walk along the tow path from the Foxton Locks tourist attraction, we offer a large beer garden and patio with scenic views of the Leicestershire countryside.

 

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Aylestone Road, Leicester, LE3

Housed in the Victorian gateway of the original Aylestone Road gas works, this gem of a museum possesses the world's largest collection of gas related artefacts.

 

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Wanlip Road, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1PD

Watermead Country Park is one of the best sites in Leicestershire for bird watching and nature study. As well as the Reedbed Nature Reserve, the park is also home to the Birstall Nature Reserve, situated towards the south of the park.