Leicestershire - Inspiration and History

Leicestershire - 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. The remarkable discovery of the remains of King Richard III under a car park in the centre of Leicester captivated the nation.

You can discover the real story with visits to the King Richard III Visitor Centre and Leicester Cathedral, and step back in time to 1485 at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. Take a walking tour of the historic centre of Leicester and find out the link between the king and space exploration with afternoon tea under a rocket at the fascinating National Space Centre.

There are plenty of things to keep you entertained for hours such as a visit to a museum or gallery, 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.

Leicestershire has long been associated with food and drink, the countryside providing a unique opportunity for local farmers, brewers and other artisans to produce a menu guaranteed to tempt groups of all ages. At the heart of all of this is the market town of Melton Mowbray, now known far and wide as the UK's 'Rural Capital of Food', and the former home of Anne of Cleves.

If shopping is your group's bag you can experience contemporary, inspirational shopping in Leicester or browse the beautiful markets and market towns of Leicestershire.

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 over a pub lunch, or jump on a bike and explore the countryside.