Days Out in Leicestershire

Map of Leicestershire

Gorse Hill City Farm

Gorse Hill City Farm, Anstey Lane, Leicester, UK

Meridian Leisure Park

Meridian Leisure Park, Lubbesthorpe Way, Leicester, UK

The Climbing Station

The Climbing Station, Loughborough, UK

Jump Giants

Jump Giants Loughborough Trampoline Park, Wymeswold Road, Burton on the Wolds, Loughborough, UK

Wistow Maze

Wistow Maze, Kibworth Road, Leicester, UK

Staunton Harold Church

Staunton Harold Church, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, UK

Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle Estate, Market Harborough, UK

National Space Centre

National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, UK

Elsie’s Pottery Painting Barn

Elsie's Pottery Painting Barn, Desborough Road, Market Harborough, UK

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle, Grantham, UK

Great Central Railway

Great Central Railway, Great Central Road, Loughborough, UK

County Information

Leicestershire’s central axis, containing most of its population and industry, is the valley of the River Soar, which crosses the county from south to north on its way to join the River Trent. East of the Soar valley lies an upland; reaching elevations of 300 to 500 feet, it forms a deeply rural, scenic area. West of the Soar valley lie the hills of Charnwood Forest. North and west of the forest lies the Leicestershire coalfield, the site of some of the earliest developments of the Industrial Revolution in canal and rail transport. Mining declined in the second half of the 20th century and had ceased by the 1980s. The remains of a Roman settlement underlie the town of Leicester.

Leicestershire’s agriculture has traditionally been pastoral and livestock-based. The county is famous for its sheep, Stilton cheese, and pork pies. Its industry is varied, but hosiery has been of special importance.

The administrative county comprises seven districts:Blaby, Harborough, North West Leicestershire, and the boroughs of Charnwood, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, and Oadby and Wigston. The geographic county encompasses the entire administrative county together with the unitary authority of Leicester.

Leicestershire’s county town is Leicester, and other major towns include Hinckley, Loughborough, and Coalville.

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