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Sightseeing and landmarks in Leicestershire

Art museums

Art Museum
“They change the exhibits quite often which is good so there is always something a bit different to see”
  • 16 locals recommend

History museums

History Museum
“Just a stones throw from Leicester Cathedral, situated on the car park where The remains of RIII were found”
  • 36 locals recommend
History Museum
“A lovely museum with an amazing collection of Joseph Wright of Derby paintings. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
  • 2 locals recommend
History Museum
History Museum

Scenic lookouts

Park
“Lovely walking area. beautiful scenery. and you can see the deer close up. has a cafe half way along the walk”
  • 25 locals recommend
Castle
“Belvoir Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Rutland. The family have lived at Belvoir in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years. Crowning a hill in Leicestershire, its turrets and towers rise over the Vale of Belvoir like an illustration in a romantic fairytale. Check the website for details of concerts, firework displays, events, tours etc.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Castle
“Belvoir Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Rutland. The family have lived at Belvoir in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years, The land was a gift from William the Conqueror to one of his Normal barons - Robert de Todeni who fought for him as his Standard Bearer at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The castle is now currently owned by the 11th Duke of Rutland and is open to the public to explore the Castle and Estate. Look out for their specialist tours and events. Ones to note are the Classic Car and Motorcycle show to be held on 8th of July, the Midsummer Ball on 30th June and the Flower and Garden Festival on 14th and 15th July.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Historic Site
“Nottingham Castle, a castle in Nottingham, England, is located in a commanding position on a natural promontory known as "Castle Rock", with cliffs 130 feet high to the south and west. In the Middle Ages, it was a major royal fortress and occasional royal residence.”
  • 42 locals recommend
History Museum
“Just a stones throw from Leicester Cathedral, situated on the car park where The remains of RIII were found”
  • 36 locals recommend
Park
“Elvaston Castle is a stately home in Elvaston. The Gothic Revival castle and surrounding parkland is run and owned by Derbyshire County Council as a country park known as, Elvaston Castle Country Park. The country park has 200 acres of woodlands, parkland and formal gardens”
  • 5 locals recommend
Castle
“Belvoir Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Rutland. The family have lived at Belvoir in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years. Crowning a hill in Leicestershire, its turrets and towers rise over the Vale of Belvoir like an illustration in a romantic fairytale. Check the website for details of concerts, firework displays, events, tours etc.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Historic Site
“30 minutes away by car / train. Visit castle with museum, Trip to Jerusalem pub, but also the Museum of Justice, the caves, the designer shops, Nottingham Contemporary and a dozen more galleries, plus a great choice of restaurants and bars. Take the tram to go further and see Wollaton Hall. Much more - look at Visit Nottinghamshire, or the Culture trip sites. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Castle
“Belvoir Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Rutland. The family have lived at Belvoir in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years, The land was a gift from William the Conqueror to one of his Normal barons - Robert de Todeni who fought for him as his Standard Bearer at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The castle is now currently owned by the 11th Duke of Rutland and is open to the public to explore the Castle and Estate. Look out for their specialist tours and events. Ones to note are the Classic Car and Motorcycle show to be held on 8th of July, the Midsummer Ball on 30th June and the Flower and Garden Festival on 14th and 15th July.”
  • 1 local recommends
Historic Site
“Shopping and history mix well in Spon Street, offers a lot of character and shows you what Coventry was like before the war. Nice traditional cafe and pubs along the street also.”
  • 1 local recommends

Libraries

Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Interesting exhibition of the history of Ashby de la zouch and what it used to look like. Interactive exhibitions. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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