Official visitor website for Leicestershire

Things to see and do in Leicestershire

Bosworth Battlefield
Leicestershire is a destination packed with things to see and do ... whatever the weather.

Leicestershire cannot fail to inspire you. From great family attractions to top class restaurants, there's plenty to discover.

You might prefer to visit a museum or gallery, or hire a boat on the Grand Union Canal or travel back in time on a steam train at the Great Central Railway. You could enjoy a local festival, or explore a Leicestershire stately home.

Experience contemporary, inspirational shopping in Leicester or browse the markets in our market towns, and once you're all shopped out, why not relax in a stylish city bar or restaurant. Alternatively, take life at a more leisurely pace and relax with friends over a pub lunch, or jump on a bike and explore the countryside. 


 

Download a copy of the latest Great Days Out guide and find more ideas for places to visit in Leicester and Leicestershire.  Alternatively, request a copy to be posted to you.

Richard III visitor centre

Visitor attractions

Donington le Heath Manor House

Coalville

The 1620s House and Gardens at Donington le Heath – formally Donington le Heath Manor House, has undergone a stunning refurbishment in order to tell the story of its former owners and residents.

 
 
 
Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire

Loughborough

The perfect country park to head to for those that enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy scrambling on the rocks or an afternoon walk through the rhododenrons.

 
 
 
Belvoir Alehouse

Melton Mowbray

Belvoir Brewery was established in 1995 and has been growing and expanding as a company ever since.

 
 
 
Belvoir Castle, Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray

Enjoy a visit to Belvoir Castle where you can find out about the fascinating history of this Regency period castle and its picturesque gardens.

 
 
 
Best Western Ullesthorpe Court Hotel

Lutterworth

BEST WESTERN PLUS UllesthorpeCourt Hotel and Golf Club is situated in the Heart of England. The ideal venue for golf and leisure breaks and conferences.

 
 
 
Bosworth Water Trust, Market Bosworth

Market Bosworth

Enjoy windsurfing, canoeing and fishing at this 50 acre leisure park. Great for a weekend away camping or caravanning. Refreshments available onsite.

 
 
 
Bradgate Country Park, Newtown Linford

Leicester

Enjoy peace and tranquility in the magical surroundings of this medieval deer park, the childhood home of Nine Day Queen Lady Jane Grey. Take along a picnic or buy a cup of tea or lunch at one of our two tearooms.

 
 
 
Breedon on the Hill Lock-Up

Castle Donington

The lock-up was once a common site in English towns and villages where wrongdoers and drunkards could be detained until the authorities could deal with them.

 
 
 

Lutterworth

Enjoy a number of top class events facilities all on one huge and impressive site, designed to accommodate just about any kind of event.

 
 
Days Out
Take a look at our annual guide to Great Days Out in Leicestershire for ideas on where to take the family for a Great Day Out
Boys playing
Make some memories on your family outings in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Throne
Don't let the weather spoil your fun - visit these attractions that are under cover.
Plane
Looking for some excitement?  Try these experiences and test your nerves.
Crafts
Feeling creative?  Spend a few hours finding the creative side in you - ceramics, textiles - there's lots to choose from.
Monkey
If you love animals and birds, you'll love these attractions - you might even get a furry cuddle.
Train
Be transported back in time with steam railways, industrial heritage and the bygone age.
Theatre
Comedy, music and live entertainment can all be found at the numerous theatres and venues across the city and county.
Maiyango
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.