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Located in the heart of England and easily accessible by both car and train, Leicestershire has a lot to offer, whether it's a weekend break or for a longer stay.

From the beautiful rolling hills of the Vale of Belvoir to the National Forest, there are plenty of attractions within the countryside of Leicestershire. Why not enjoy a pleasant walk around Bradgate Country Park, discover the Boiler House at Foxton Locks or ride a steam train on the Great Central Railway to name but a few.

Explore the rich history of Leicester and Leicestershire - visit the site where King Richard III met his death at Bosworth Battlefield. Travel into the city to the new Richard III Visitor Centre, visit Leicester Cathedral and see where his mortal remains were discovered and re-interred.

Melton Mowbray is a quintessential English market town, renowned for its fine food and drink, famous for its pork pies and Stilton Cheese. The town of Melton Mowbray is now home to the Melton Mowbray Food Festival, Great British Pie Awards and the largest artisan cheese fair in the country. It also hosts a livestock market every Tuesday. It's little wonder that Melton Mowbray is known as the 'Rural Capital of Food.

There are many great attractions for the whole family to enjoy including, Twinlakes Theme Park, Twycross Zoo, Conkers. Leicester is also home to the National Space Centre!

From shopping to sport, the countryside or food, Leicestershire really does have something for everyone.

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