As well as woodlands and countryside, castles and canals, Leicestershire offers historical attractions such as the Battle of Bosworth Country Park, something for the science enthusiast with the National Space Centre, and fun for the family at Twinlakes Park. Grab a pork pie or some Red Leicester cheese to experience the food heritage, too.

Places to visit


Battle of Bosworth Country Park, National Space Centre, Twinlakes Park, New Walk Museum, Foxton Locks, Watermead Country Park.


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Janet and Allen Ahlberg (children's authors) 

Kingsley Amis (Lucky Jim)

Adele Parks (studied at the university)

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