Days Out in Leicestershire

Days Out in Leicestershire

… a simple guide to help families find Great Days Out in Leicestershire. Have a great day!

  1. Treasure Trails, Leicestershire

    Treasure Trails
    Leicestershire

  2. Bow Arrow Tag, Leicester

    Bow Arrow Tag
    Leicester

  3. Great Central Railway, Loughborough

    Great Central Railway
    Loughborough

  4. Belvoir Castle, Grantham

    Belvoir Castle
    Grantham

  5. Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough

    Rockingham Castle
    Market Harborough

  6. Staunton Harold Church, Ashby de la Zouch

    Staunton Harold Church
    Ashby de la Zouch

  7. Wistow Maze, Leicester

    Wistow Maze
    Leicester

Map of Leicestershire


 

The County of Leicestershire

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.
 

More Great Days Out across the East Midlands

If you are looking for other Great Days Out in the East Midlands, there is something for everyone across the region. Please click on one of the county images below:

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    Derbyshire
  2. Days out in Lincolnshire
    Lincolnshire
  3. Days out in Northamptonshire
    Northamptonshire
  4. Days out in Nottinghamshire
    Nottinghamshire
  5. Days out in Rutland
    Rutland