The 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 over 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.
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.