Leicestershire & Rutland
Leicestershire & Rutland
Leicestershire and Rutland, nestled in the heart of England, offer a delightful blend of history, culture, and natural beauty to enchant every traveler. Explore the rich heritage of Leicester, with its ancient Roman ruins and medieval Guildhall. Discover the captivating landscapes of Rutland, Britain's smallest county, dotted with picturesque villages and serene lakes. Immerse yourself in traditional markets, sample local cuisine, and visit iconic landmarks like Leicester Cathedral and Rutland Water. The region's warm hospitality welcomes visitors to indulge in diverse experiences, from historic castles to charming countryside walks, making Leicestershire and Rutland a perfect destination for an unforgettable getaway.
No visit to our area is complete without spending some time in the company of one of our qualified Blue Badge tourist guides.
With a rich and diverse history, our local experts are ready to share stories, snippets and secrets to help make the most of your visit.
From Romans to the recent discovery of Richard III, nobody tells it like we do!
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Leicester and Leicestershire Guided Walks and Tours
Charnwood has it all! From the markets, independent shops and visitor attractions of Loughborough to the stunning varied countryside, including Bradgate Park.
The ideal central location for a group day or overnight visit.
Follow the Royal Mile Trail and discover Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe and a 1,000-year-old street market. Enjoy pork pie making experiences, brewery, and vineyard tours. Visit Belvoir Castle and a 200-year-old windmill.
Melton is the embodiment of the rural countryside with much to Discover! www.discovermelton.com/visit
Great Central Railway
Relive the romance of the railways with a trip on our heritage trains between Loughborough and Leicester. Explore our stations, get up close to the engines, enjoy refreshments on board as the Leicestershire scenery slips by. Award-winning special events!Opening Times: Trains run every weekend plus weekdays in the summer.Tel: 01509 230 726 www.gcrailway.co.uk
King Richard III Visitor Centre
Leicester’s King Richard III Visitor Centre is a great place for groups to visit.
If you are planning to visit in a group size of 15 or more we offer the following advantages:
Dedicated group booking office
Personal welcome by a member of our Visitor Services team
Free entry for tour leader and coach driver
Free familiarisation visit for group leaders on confirmation of booking
Tel: 0116 229 4132 Web: www.kriii.com
Abbey Park Road, Leicester, LE4 5AQ. A serene place with beautiful gardens, historic ruins, boating lake, and pets corner. Ideal for leisurely strolls.
Ashby de la Zouch Castle
South St, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1BR. A historic castle offering a glimpse into medieval times.
Newtown Linford, Leicester LE6 0HE. The historic deer park with stunning vistas, ancient oaks, and ruins.
Queens Park, Loughborough LE11 3DU. Features artefacts from Charnwood’s past, with interactive displays about history, geology, and wildlife.
Rawdon Rd, Ashby-de-la-Zouch DE12 6GA. An outdoor adventure centre with interactive exhibits about nature and conservation.
Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2RP. Famous racing circuit and concert venue.
Gumley Rd, Foxton, Market Harborough LE16 7RA. A series of ten locks on the Grand Union Canal.
Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ. A fascinating 14th-century building filled with history and legend.
Jewry Wall Museum
156 St Nicholas Cir, Leicester LE1 4LB. Showcases Leicester's Roman history with ancient artefacts and exhibits.
East Norton, Leicester LE7 9XB. A historic house and retreat centre with stunning gardens.
Peacock Ln, Leicester LE1 5DE. A beautiful Anglican cathedral, also the resting place of King Richard III.
Leicester City Football Club
King Power Stadium, Filbert Way, Leicester LE2 7FL. Home of Leicester City FC. Offers stadium tours.
Market Harborough Museum
Adam and Eve St, Market Harborough LE16 7LT. Showcases local history, including the Hallaton Treasure.
Melton Carnegie Museum
Thorpe End, Melton Mowbray LE13 1RB. Explores the cultural history of Melton Mowbray.
National Space Centre
Exploration Dr, Leicester LE4 5NS. A modern museum focusing on space exploration.
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA. Houses a wide array of art and historic artefacts.
Snibston Discovery Museum
Ashby Rd, Coalville LE67 3LN. Engaging science and industry museum.
Stonehurst Family Farm
Bond Ln, Mountsorrel, Loughborough LE12 7AA. A working family farm with a collection of vintage cars. Website: www.stonehurstfarm.co.uk. +44 1509 413216. email@example.com. Group discounts: Yes.
Swithland Wood and The Brand
Swithland, Loughborough LE12 8TJ. A picturesque woodland ideal for nature lovers.
The King's Centre
Main Rd, Wigston, Leicester LE18 1PA. A multi-use community centre hosting numerous events.
Burton Rd, Atherstone CV9 3PX. Renowned for its collection of primates, it offers a unique and educational day out.
Ulverscroft Nature Reserve
Priory Ln, Ulverscroft, Markfield LE67 9PH. A nature reserve offering tranquil walks.
University of Leicester Botanic Garden
Glebe Rd, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LD. Features an extensive array of plants, sculptures and greenhouses.
www2.le.ac.uk. +44 116 252 3394. firstname.lastname@example.org. Group discounts: No.
Watermead Country Park
Wanlip Rd, Syston, Leicester LE7 1PD. A beautiful park with lakes, birdlife, and a statue of a mammoth.
Kibworth Rd, Wistow, Leicester LE8 0QF. A large maize maze that changes annually also features a model village.