Places To Go In Leicester
Being the birthplace of tourism where Thomas Cook chartered the first train to ferry people from Leicester to Loughborough, Leicester has continued to provide visitors with exciting attractions and a rich history to explore. Offering an eclectic calendar of festivals and events, renowned museums and galleries, outstanding areas of natural beauty, rich heritage and countless restaurants and bars you will never have a dull moment in Leicester. Whether you are travelling alone, in a family group or with friends there are countless places to stay in and around Leicester. Decide on your budget and what area of the city you prefer to be in to help narrow down your choice. Stay in Leicester City Centre to be near the abundant nightlife and shopping areas. Situate yourself a little further out to be near areas of natural beauty and in a quieter, laid back setting.
Places to Visit in Leicester
With so many places to visit in Leicester, it will be hard to know where to start! Take a trip to the Richard III Visitor centre to find out about his final resting place in Leicester city centre. The National Space Centre is a day of discovery for all the family- with six interactive galleries you will be wowed by the experience. Leicester is proud to be the only place left where you can see full-size steam engines pass each other on a double track. Visit the Great Central Railway and experience a train ride to Loughborough at full steam ahead! Museum-lovers won’t be disappointed in Leicester as it has plenty to keep you entertained. With a handful of museums showing displays of local heritage and the art world, you may also be lucky enough to catch an event like comedy, music or theatre at the Guildhall.
Where to Stay In Leicester
The Holiday Inn Leicester is perfectly situated for anyone in a wedding party, at a business event or on a leisure break. With excellent rail and road links, the East Midlands Airport is an easy 35km away. Ideally situated for easy reach of all the main attractions like the King Power Stadium – home of the football team – the National Space Centre, many museums, historic cathedrals and much more, you won’t find a better-positioned base for your stay. Choose from a range of rooms and suites to suit every budget. Eat dinner in our restaurant where the chefs prepare local and international cuisine. You can also try out something new at the fully stocked buffet. Check out the offers page for a range of cash-saving deals on rooms, and food and drink. Our team is always on hand to help you discover what’s on in and around Leicester. Ask them about upcoming events in the local area and what special events the hotel will be hosting during your stay.