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Sightseeing in Leicester - what to see. Complete travel guide

Leicester is a city in England that is also the administrative center of Leicestershire. The city was founded approximately two thousands of years ago on the former Celtic settlement. At that time the ancient Romans started building first protective facilities that later have been turned into the town. The history of Leicester wasn’t easy as it was ambushed by the Dutch. However, already in XI century the town was inserted into the English list of town “The Book of the Doomsday”.
The town of Leicester located in the heart of the United Kingdom can be a good option for a family holiday. Here you can find entertainment to suit every taste - kids should be brought to … Open
During the medieval period Leicester was an active center of trading. Many industries started their developing from this place. During XVII-XIX centuries railway was building in Leicester; it turned the town into the important transport crossing. Even now it’s easy to reach numerous parts of the earldom and whole country from the city. Good transport system helped to speed up the development of industries, making many people move to Leicester to get jobs. Because of this the city quickly grew in size and numerous small villages were added to its territory.
Nowadays Leicester is a typical English city with an old center full of buildings made in the Victorian style and a new city with modern quarters located closer to suburbs. The historic part of the city features numerous beautiful buildings of XVIII-XIX centuries. They include the city’s municipality The Guildhall, Maria de Castro Church, the first hotel of Leicester The City Rooms, Leicester Abbey and a palace, and some other buildings. In this city you can also see the ruins of the Roman baths, Jew wall and Clock Tower (it is famous because on the territory of the tower cross 5 roads). Copyright www.orangesmile.com
One of the best restaurants specializing in British cuisine is considered The Boot Room. Its room decorated in a contemporary style and helpful attitude of the staff will be a great … Open
Tourists, who visit Leicester, usually visit the Botanic Garden, Abbey Gardens, Victoria Garden, trading centers, sports clubs, and a stadium. The majority of the population of Leicester is Asians, so in this city you can see an Islamic Mosque, Jainism center, Hinduism temple and a synagogue.
De Montfort Hall It will be interesting for fans of painting in Leicester to visit the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. It occupies a huge territory and offers its guests a lot of interesting entertainments. The museum has a large collection of exhibits dating back to the times of Ancient Egypt. Ancient tables with petroglyphs and mummies that were discovered in the late 19th century were brought here. The pride of the museum is a huge collection of paintings. In the museum, the works of many famous British artists can be seen.
Main highlights of the Leicester’s cultural life are national holidays. Locals look forward for them with enthusiasm and delight, and tourists don’t cease to amaze with the … Open
In the vicinity of Leicester, there is the National Space Center, which also has long been a popular tourist attraction. Its main visitors are tourists with children. For them, cognitive excursions are conducted in the center, during which they can see in action, various interactive exhibits. In this center, many interesting events are devoted to astronomy and modern science.
St Nicholas and Jewry Wall A great place for family tourism and everyone who likes to relax in a countryside atmosphere will be Gorse Hill City Farm. It is a very beautiful park, fully equipped for recreation. On the territory of the park is a small farm. Here you can see a variety of animals, feed them, and also make excellent memorable photos. This park is most interesting to visit in the warm season.
The first settlement on the site of the modern city emerged during the reign of the Roman Empire. Leicester is one of the oldest cities in the country. In the center of the city there is the … Open
One of the main symbols of Leicester is the River Soar. A walk along its shore can also turn into an unforgettable event. On the river bank, beautiful parks are equipped. In the warm season, locals often arrange picnics here and also enjoy sports entertainment. Very close to this wonderful park zone are lively areas with restaurants, shops and attractions.
Engineering Building, Leicester University Fans of unusual sights will be interested to visit the park Wistow Maze. This is an uneasy park. It looks like a big farm, in which mazes from all known plants are equipped everywhere. Here you can walk in the mazes of sunflowers and corn. On this farm are equipped interesting playgrounds for children. For the youngest visitors, cognitive activities are held here, during which they can learn a lot of interesting things about the world of plants. It will be interesting to take a walk independently through the spacious fields; there are interesting information signs everywhere.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Leicester and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Leicester
♥   Shopping area ' Belvoir Street' Leicester, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Gallowtree Gate' Leicester, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Silver Street' Leicester, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' High Street' Leicester, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Humberstone Gate' Leicester, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Leicester
♥   Castle 'Hallaton Castle' , 20.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ashby de la Zouch Castle' Tobiland, Cologne, 25.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castell Du' , 26.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fast Castle' Borders, 27 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Pembridge Castle' , 27.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Leicester
♥   Park 'Queen Elizabeth II' , 143.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Shakespeare Birthplace

From the series “Houses of Famous People and Stars Currently Open to Tourists”
In the living room is presented the collection of valuable antique furniture. This is one of the few rooms in which the original stone floor has been preserved. In the dining room one can see the beautiful old Gobelins, and on the first floor are the bedrooms of all family members. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in one of the bedrooms with the splendid furnishings. This room preserves the old baby bed and even a collection of unique toys. After visiting the antique collection, you can walk through the garden, which today looks as beautiful as it was centuries ago. … Read further
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