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About Leicestershire: Leicestershire, UKLeicestershire is a county in the English Midlands. It takes its name from the City of Leicester. The county has a population of just under 1 million with over half the population living in Leicester's built-up area.

The River Soar rises to the east of Hinckley, in the far south of the county, and flows northward through Leicester before emptying into the River Trent at the point where Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Nottinghamshire meet. A large part of the north-west of the county, around Coalville, forms part of the new National Forest area extending into Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, UKThe population of Leicestershire is 609,578 people (2001 census). The county covers an area of 2,084 km2 (804 sq mils). Its largest population centre is the city of Leicester, followed by the town of Loughborough.

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 barge on the Grand Union Canal or travel back in time on a steam train at the Great Central Railway. You could enjoy a unique 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 ovPark and ride bus, Leicestershire, UKer a pub lunch, or jump on a bike and explore the countryside.

Ride Leicestershire: The Ride Leicestershire & Beyond area covers over 1,000 square miles of beautiful English countryside dotted with castles and stately homes, picturesque stone villages and market towns.

Offering miles of off-road bridleways, permissive routes and toll rides, horse riding provides a fabulous way to explore the area.

Brocks Hill Environment Centre at Brocks Hill Country Park & Centre: Adults and children alike will enjoy exploring Brocks Hill Environment Centre and discovering more about sources of environmentally friendly sources of power.Burrough Hill, Leicestershire, UK

Brocks Hill Country Park &Visitor Centr at Brocks Hill Country Park & Centre: Spend the day exploring Brocks Hill Country Park. The children will love playing in sandpits, climbing castles and whizzing down the large 'wiggly' slide! Take a walk around the park and stop off and enjoy a picnic.

Burrough Hill: Burrough Hill is situated on the site of an Iron Age Hill Fort. Enjoy exploring waymarked trails through woodland.

Jewry Wall Museum, Leicestershire, UKHistory & Heritage: Leicester is well known as an important Roman settlement, and evidence of this can be seen at the Jewry Wall Museum in the city. Take a guided walk around Castle Park, Leicester's old town and see the medieval Guildhall and the Great Hall of Leicester Castle.

Food and Drink in Leicestershire: Leicester and Leicestershire have a scrumptious food and drink offering - with awarding-winning chefs, city restaurants, rural country pubs, contemporary gastropubs and country tea rooms there's plenty for you all to taste and enjoy.

Food, Leicestershire, UKThere are lots of restaurants, bars and pubs in Leicester city with great offers throughout the year.  Head to the Belgrave Road area of Leicester, known as the Golden Mile, and take your tastebuds on a journey and visit contemporary restaurants serving a fusion of indo-chinese delicacies or head to a more traditional curry house serving the best in Indian cuisine.

Places to Eat and Drink: Anne of Cleves: The Anne of Cleves in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, is one of Everards most historic pubs.

Belmont Hotel: Situated in the heart of Leicester city and close to Leicester train station The Belmont offers 75 great en suite bedrooms in a fantastic location in traditional town-house character surroundings. Come and enjoy a meal or afternoon tea.


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