UK Holiday Guide - Guide to Leicestershire in England
Holiday Guide to Accommodation and Attractions in the Leicestershire
Leicestershire is a landlocked county in central England. The county borders onto Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire. Leicester is the administrative centre,
A large part of the northwest of the county, around Coalville, forms part of the new National Forest area extending into Derbyshire and Staffordshire.
The largest population centre is Leicester, followed by Loughborough. Other major towns include Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Coalville, Hinckley, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Oadby and Wigston.
Some of the larger of Leicestershire's villages are: Broughton Astley (said to be the largest village in the county, which has also claimed to be the largest village in England and indeed Europe), Castle Donington, Kibworth Beauchamp (along with Kibworth Harcourt), Great Glen, Ibstock, Countesthorpe and Great Easton.
Some of the main attractions of the county include
Ashby de la Zouch Castle
Mount St. Bernard Abbey
National Space Centre
University of Leicester Botanic Garden
Watermead Country Park
Snibston Country Park
Other useful links in Leicestershire
Leicestershire County Council
Leicester City Council