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Book a hotel a hotel in Leicestershire with Best Western. This county cannot fail to inspire you and is packed with plenty of things to do and see, no matter what the weather. In the multicultural heartbeat of the East Midlands, a stay in a Leicestershire hotel marries colourful ethnic festivals and cuisine with idyllic sprawling countryside studded with pretty market towns and historic Wars of the Roses battlefields.

Town and city breaks in Leicestershire

There’s zero gravity for mini-astronauts to experience at Leicester’s National Space Centre. Curry fans mop up their aloo gobi at one of dozens of Asian restaurants in the city’s Belgrave Road. The city centre of the county’s main city has recently undergone a style revolution, offering an impressive selection of shopping and unique boutiques. If you fancy a unique day out shopping from your Leicestershire hotel, head to Leicester Lanes, Stoneygate and St Martins Square where not even the experienced second-hand shopper will know where to start.
The market town of Melton Mowbray is the pork pie capital of the world – but don’t go too crazy or you’ll fit into the enormous waistcoat of the19th century’s Daniel Lambert, believed then to be the fattest man in existence. It’s displayed at Leicester’s Newarke Houses Museum.

Holidays in the Leicestershire countryside

At Bosworth Battlefield, where the last great conflict on English soil took place in 1485, you can imagine you’re part of Richard III’s enemy streaming down Ambien Hill. It’s only a short hop from your Leicestershire hotel to the bluebells in the National Forest or carp fishing at Snibston Country Park. Head to one of Leicestershire's many country parks such as Bradgate Country Park to see the ruins of the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey and the folly Old John, or Market Bosworth Country Park to explore its landscape.

Attractions in Leicestershire

Sir Frank Whittle pioneered modern aviation by inventing the jet engine in Lutterworth. You can see the signed bottle of champagne he drank to celebrate his achievement in 1941 at the town’s museum. For inquiring minds, a guided tour of Leicester’s Jain Centre gives an insight into this little-known religion. For a great way to see this wonderful county book a barge from your Leicestershire hotel and take a barge ride down the famous Grand Union Canal. If this form of transport doesn’t float your boat, try a trip on a steam train at the great Central Railway. Book a hotel in Leicestershire with Best Western and become involved with this wonderful and historic county.

Attractions in Leicestershire:


Leicester Guildhall. Courtesy of Leicester Shire Promotions Limited
The Guildhall

Opening times:
Sat & Mon-Wed 11am-4.30pm; Sun 1pm-4.30pm Feb - Dec 2013; not Thu or Fri (annual)

Jewry Wall Museum

Opening times:
11am-4.30pm Feb - Oct 2013 (annual)

Burghley House, Stamford. Courtesy of Burghley House
Burghley House

Opening times:
Sat-Thu 11am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm) Mar - Oct 2013; not Fri (annual)

Compton Verney, courtesy of Compton Verney
Compton Verney

Opening times:
Tue-Sun 11am-5pm Mar - Dec 2013; not Mon (annual)

Aston Villa FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

What's on in Leicestershire:


Robin Hood Pageant

Dates Open:
29/10/2014 to 29/10/2014

Opera North Autumn Tour

Dates Open:
04/11/2014 to 08/11/2014

Fireworks. Photo by Barbara Realini, © Whatsonwhen
Nottingham City Bonfire Night

Dates Open:
05/11/2014 to 05/11/2014

Crafts for Christmas

Dates Open:
04/11/2014 to 07/11/2014

Winter Memorabilia Show

Dates Open:
19/11/2014 to 19/11/2014

British Ski and Board Show

Dates Open:
28/10/2014 to 30/10/2014

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