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Leicester Attractions

3.0 stars
All | Quarter | Shopping | National Park, Nature Reserve | Museum, Gallery, Exhibition | Opera, Theatre, Concert Hall | Airport | Sculpture, Monument, Statue, Memorial Place | Church, Cathedral, Chapel | Market Place | Other Urban Landmark | Park | Stadium, Sports Arena | Botanical Garden | Entertainment, Festival, Amusement Park
DeMontfort Hall 4.0 stars
Opera, Theatre, Concert Hall - #1 of 19
What a peculiar crowd was gathered last night at the Demontfort Hall to watch Thin Lizzy on their new tour. Mainly middle aged ex-rock dudes. Hair,both on heads and faces was abundant, whilst nealry every person in there had a 'band' t-shirt of ... [more ]
National Space Centre 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #2 of 19
National Space Centre, Leicester is an attraction that I have been to with my Grandson. It is an indoor, sort of museum if you like, dedicated to all things space, which my Grandson enjoyed very much. One of the biggest items we saw was a ... [more ]
Leicester Outdoor Market 3.0 stars
Market Place - #3 of 19
Leicester’s “outdoor” market is a feast for the senses, as it’s a large sprawling affair in the middle of the town with several hundred stalls and a covered section. It is said to be the largest covered market in Europe. If you’re exploring ... [more ]
Newtown Linford 5.0 stars
Quarter - #4 of 19
Newtown Linford is otherwise known by one of my dear friends as 'the village of cake eaters'. I.e having your cake and eating it, i.e you have to be pretty wealthy to live here. It is such a pretty village, close to the city of Leicester and ... [more ]
Welford Road Stadium 5.0 stars
Stadium, Sports Arena - #5 of 19
A trip to Leicester would not be complete without watching the rugby union side the Tigers. Tickets to get into the ground range from about £20 - but wrap up warm. During the Tigers vs Perpignan game, one of the members of the French side was ... [more ]
Staunton Harold Church 5.0 stars
Church, Cathedral, Chapel - #6 of 19
On our way through Leicestershire, we stopped by an church to see whether or not if we could take a peek inside, and luckily, we were able to. From the outside, it wasn't exactly the most impressive-looking church as far as size goes, but there ... [more ]
Swithland Woods 5.0 stars
National Park, Nature Reserve - #7 of 19
Fancy a rambling walk in the woods? Swithland woods is a beautiful tree infested country park surrounding a peaceful water filled old quarry. It is a marvellous place to go for a gentle ramble or if you fancy a climb there are plenty of steep ... [more ]
Watermead Country Park 4.0 stars
National Park, Nature Reserve - #8 of 19
Located on the outskirts of Leicester, just 5 miles from the City Centre, Watermead Country Park is a 140-hectare green space. It is a haven for wildlife, ducks and other waterfowl. Easily accessed by road, you may find that once in the park you ... [more ]
Bradgate Park 4.0 stars
Park - #9 of 19
Bradgate park is a lovely green space just outside of Leicester. In the centre is a monumnet known as 'Old John' that many walkers focus their walking around. Bradgate park is not a manmade park like other local parks, Abbey Park or Victoria ... [more ]
Desford Tropical Bird Garden 4.0 stars
Botanical Garden - #10 of 19
Desford Tropical Bird park is a fun day out, but not if you are scared of birds. The park rehomes and rescues parrots and other tropical winged birdies! You can also purchase a parrot if you feel that way inclined. The birds are great fun, many ... [more ]
East Midlands Airport 3.0 stars
Airport - #11 of 19
East Midlands Airport is officially in Leicestershire, although there was the recent contraversial renaming of the airport as "Nottingham East Midlands Airport". I believe it may have changed back now to simply "East Midlands Airport". The ... [more ]
Golden Mile 3.0 stars
Quarter - #12 of 19
Melton Road near Leicester City Centre is otherwise known as the 'golden mile' or the Indian Centre. Melton Road is a thoroughly asian dominated road, full of fantastic indian restaurants, jewellery shops and colourful saree shops. Leicester is ... [more ]
City Gallery 3.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #13 of 19
The City Gallery is located on Granby Street in Leicester City Centre. It is a comparatively small contemporary gallery, and from the front could just be another shop. However it stretches far back and has a second floor. As well as holding a ... [more ]
Clarendon Park 3.0 stars
Quarter - #14 of 19
CLarendon Park is a popular area for drinking and dining that is just outside of Leicester. It is slightly classier than other areas outside of the town such as Narborough Road or Braunstone Gate. Clarendon Park tends to see alot of 'local' ... [more ]
Gorse Hill City Farm 3.0 stars
Other Urban Landmark - #15 of 19
Gorse Hill City Farm is a great day out for urban children who don't get out to the countryside much. Its also a bit of fun for adults who love animals! Generally it has all the expected farm yard animals, most of which you can pet and feed. Very ... [more ]
@ The Source 3.0 stars
Shopping - #16 of 19
@ the Source is a wonderful little shop/cafe and meeting place for people into Spirituality, Reiki, Healing, Tarot, Angel Cards, etc etc. As there are few churches set up for these kinds of notions, it seems that more and more shops are opening ... [more ]
Belgrave Hall Museum and Gardens 3.0 stars
Sculpture, Monument, Statue, Memorial Place - #17 of 19
Belgrave Hall Museum and Gardens is a beautiful stately home and pretty gardens set a spitting distance away from the City Centre. It has recently become somewhat infamous for it's hauntings since featuring on ' Most Haunted' on British ... [more ]
The Halftime Orange 2.0 stars
Entertainment, Festival, Amusement Park - #18 of 19
This is a well sized music venue with the most annoying bar in the Western Hemisphere. By this I mean that it is not uncommon to spend an hour at the front of the bar waiting whilst those who have only just sidled up seem to get served ... [more ]
Shires Shopping Centre 2.0 stars
Shopping - #19 of 19
The Shires is currently undergoing a massive extension and refurbishment. This is set to turn it from a standard sized shopping mall to a massive giant of a shopping mall. Apart from causing havoc on the ringroad this extension seems to be a good ... [more ]
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