Leicester and Leicestershire are steeped in a diverse mix of cultures and faiths.
You can visit historical churches set in the rolling countryside of Leicestershire. With some dating back to Anglo-Saxon times. St Mary de Castro Church is thought to date back to 1070.
Why not visit the Old Rectory Museum and wildlife garden, with its fascinating archeological and historical finds?
In the centre of Leicester you can also visit Leicester Cathedral, which dates back to Norman times and is in the heart of Leicester's Old Town, where you will also find the unique Jain Centre. This Hindu temple is a magnificent piece of architecture, which contains hand carved pillars sandstone dome and ceiling, white marble shrines and mirror tiled walls.
The Cathedral is open every day - see the memorial stone for King Richard III, discover the ministry of the Cathedral and find out more about the story of Leicester. A trail and exhibition is provided throughout the week with regular Cathedral tours.
Mount Saint Bernard Abbey, situated in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire is a community of Cistercian monks following the Rule of St Benedict according to the traditions of the Cistercian Order. Visit the church, grounds and shop.
The Jain Temple is a magnificent piece of architecture, which contains hand carved pillars sandstone dome and ceiling, white marble shrines and mirror tiled walls.
At Masjid Umar visitors are welcomed from all over the world and work closely with local schools and organisations.
Take a tour around our area to see the remains of abbeys set in beautiful countryside. Leicester Abbey ruins are in Abbey Park in the city, Grace Dieu Priory is in north west Leicestershire and there are several more to see.
Leicestershire is home to some beautiful and architecturally important churches. Take a look at the Leicestershire Churches website for inspiration.
Leicestershire is a multi cultural county - discover the different places of worship and culture, and admire the architecture.