Leicestershire is full of surprises. Did you know that Stilton, Red Leicester and the humble pork pie all originated from here? Had you any idea that national treasure Sir David Attenborough calls this county home? Odd Fact #1: King Richard III's skeleton was discovered underneath a car park in Leicester city centre. Stay in a hotel in Leicestershire and who knows what you could uncover. With a rich history, a top Asian foodie scene and more traffic lights than any other city (Odd Fact #2), it's the perfect place for a city break.
Book hotels in Leicestershire
Book a hotel in Leicestershire and make sure it's along the Great Central Railway route. The UK's only mainline steam train, you don't have to be a train enthusiast to get excited about travelling on this piece of history. Stay in our Loughborough Central Hotel and you're less than a mile's walk to the station. If you want a more immersive experience, you can have a go driving the locomotive. Prefer boats to trains? No problem. Visit the Foxton Locks to commandeer a vessel on the canals. For something more lavish, try Kilworth House where you can enjoy a walk around the gardens after an afternoon tea treat. Stay late and catch a play at the outdoor theatre. Our Lutterworth Hotel is less than four miles away, so travelling back is a breeze.
Things to do in Leicestershire
For something unique, go to the paintballing and tanker experience at (pun alert) Armourgeddon. A recent visitor took their 80-year-old father there, and he "hasn't stopped talking about it since". We wouldn't recommend it for the elderly, but this proves that all ages enjoy a bit of adrenaline. Stay in our Lutterworth Hotel, and showers are only 7.7 miles away. Accompanied by a Huckleberry Finn? Take them to Bradgate Park. It's a great setting for adventure as there are ruins to explore, streams to cross and deer to spot. You'll sleep well tonight at our Markfield Hotel, which is 4.1 miles away.