Visiting Leicestershire in the Midlands, England

Visiting Leicestershire, the Midlands

Leicestershire is located in the centre of England, known as the Midlands. The county offers a number of outdoor and cultural attractions.

Leicestershire first appeared in public records around 1087. The county was originally a series of administrative districts known as wapentakes, later converted into hundreds. Leicestershire is a derivative of Leicester, a city that once served as the administrative center for the entire area. Leicester authority became an independent entity in 1997, with county halls for both locations situated approximately three miles apart from one another.

There are a total of eight districts within Leicestershire county, including Leicester. Each is home to a series of treasures waiting to be discovered.


Popular outdoor Leicestershire attractions include:

Twinlakes Family Theme Park

Twinlakes offers a variety of entertainment in the Melton area. The park is home to rides, mazes and a farm. Indoor options allow the facility to remain open even during harsh winter weather that is extremely common in the area. A winter wonderland attraction commemorates the holiday season with reindeer feedings and an indoor ice skating rink.

The National Forest in Leicestershire

The visitors centre in Moira, Leicestershire has information on attractions in the National Forest. Explore snow covered trees in one of England’s largest reforestation projects on foot, horseback or bike. Points of interest include the Ashby Canal, Claymills Victorian Pumping Station and Bradgate Park.

Leicestershire Indoor Attractions:

Melton Carnegie Museum

The Melton Carnegie Museum in Melton, Mowbray is home to a complete history of the Leicestershire area. In 2002, a  refurbishment project allowed the museum to incorporate more hunting elements into their collection, including a fox-hunt display.

National Space Centre

Located in Leicester, the National Space Centre remains one of the premier visitor attractions in the United Kingdom. In addition to six exhibition areas, the facility is also home to the largest planetarium in the country.

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Stapleford Park is a Grade I listed country house that is located in Stapleford near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, England. Stapleford Park is now used as a hotel. An American restaurant owner and hotel owner bought it in the 1980′s and then converted the building and grounds into a hotel. The building was originally the home of several British families. These British families included an earl of a local area and a baron. The buildings were restored, and the rooms were decorated for tourist families to enjoy.



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Tim Capper writes about travel in the UK for Pride of Britain Luxury Hotels