Explore Central England from our conveniently located Leicester hotel. With history dating back to the Iron Age and the museum exhibits to prove it, Leicester and Leicestershire offer shopping, dining and outdoor activities in abundance.
Near our Leicester accommodations, hunt for bargains at Fosse Shopping Center’s outlets. In the historic old town, tour 700-year-old Leicester Market, with over 300 stands selling everything from red Leicester cheese to secondhand books and records. Barter for South Asian wares on Belgrave Road’s Golden Mile, try authentic Indian Cuisine at restaurants like the Curry Pot, or take in a meal with live jazz music at At The Case.
You can enjoy a national pastime at Leicestershire County Cricket, chat with the animals at Twycross Zoo, or see the biggest dinosaur in Europe at the Leicestershire Museum and Art Gallery, not far from our hotel in Leicester. Afterwards, examine ancient mosaics at the Jewry Wall Museum.
Visitors can’t miss the area’s wild moorland, ancient forest and the ruins of Lady Jane Grey’s house at Bradgate and Swithland, in the company of deer and peacocks. Picnic among medieval ruins at Abbey Park, or take the short drive from our accommodations in Leicester to 19th-century Belvoir Castle and Gardens.
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