Accommodation and travel ideas in Leicester
Leicester is a unique city and a wonderful place to visit, with a superb range of visitor attractions, shopping, bars and restaurants. It's a city that combines the finest English traditions with multi-cultural activities and the cosmopolitan buzz of city life.
What to do in Leicester
Leicester is well known as an important Roman settlement, and evidence of this can be seen at the Jewry Wall Museum in the city. Take a guided walk around Castle Park, Leicester's old town and see the medieval Guildhall and the Great Hall of Leicester Castle. Further afield visit the Battle of Bosworth Visitor Centre, and find out all about the battle that claimed the life of King Richard III. At Harborough Museum you can see the treasure that has been found in Hallaton which includes a Roman decorated helmet, restored at the British Museum.
From the past to the future, visit the National Space Centre, with interactive galleries, simulations and the UK's largest planetarium. For some retail therapy, Leicester offers shopping centres, iconic high streets and traditional markets. The city offers something for everyone.
Where to stay in Leicester
Leicester city centre offers a range of traditional hotels and guesthouses. Going further afield there are accommodation options to be found towards neighbouring cities Coventry, Nottingham and Birmingham.