to Leicester - tourist guide
The City of Leicester dates back to Roman times and has many historical sites. But it also has some of the most up to date places of interest, such as the National Space Centre.
Museums | Parks | Outdoors |
There are many things to see and do in the City of Leicester and in the towns of Leicestershire. History, beautiful countryside, the National Forest, waterways, Universities - it's in the centre of England and is a feast of opportunties for the holiday maker.
When in Leicester visit ...
The National Space Centre - Leicester's famous exhibition of space and space travel.
Twycross Zoo is a gateway to the National Forest and has become one of the Midlands favourite family destinations. It is open 364 days a year and attracts over 475,000 visitors a year.
The Zoo was founded in 1963 and became a Registered Charity in 1972. Initially a comparatively modest collection, it has grown to become the world’s largest collection of primate species.
Twycross Zoo has the only breeding group of Bonobos in the UK, which have 99.6 % similar DNA to humans. The latest new exhibit, which was opened by Miss Elizabeth Hurley, is the South American Tropical House, a sensory experience where you can immerse yourself in the majesty of the rainforest.
Adult price £8.00 child (3-14) £4.50 Senior Citizens £5.50 - these admission prices will change 1st January 2006
Tel +44 (0)1827 880250 & 880440
Fax +44 (0)1827 880700
Find out about Leicester City Museums
Leicester has a long history and its foundation can be traced back to Roman times. The remains of a roman building can be seen in the grounds of the Jewry Wall Museum. In the museum itself there are displays of the artifacts that have been found by archeological digs in Leicester.
Visit the Queen Anne
Hall and its beautiful surroundings. Not
far from the centre of city, it is served
bus a regular bus service.
Find out more about Belgrave
Parks in the city
parks in the County
Victoria Park - City
Abbey Park - City
Bradgate Park - outside City
Beacon Hill Country Park
Watermead Country Park
Other outdoor attractions
The National Forest
The National Forest is a forest in the making: a place of 200 square miles spanning three counties in the English Midlands whose physical creation can now be witnessed and enjoyed. The National Forest is for the nation: welcoming to visitors and home to local people, all of whom can participate in its development as part of the nation's future heritage.
Canals and rivers
The Grand Union Canal runs through the heart of Leicester - find out about boats and navigation on our waterways page.
Leicestershire is the official tourist information site
for the UK city of Leicester and the county
The City Council has an Out and About Guide
Leicestershire - the
official online guide to Leicester, Leicestershire