Attractions around Leicestershire

There are plenty of places to see and visit around Leicestershire. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Leicester is a region where 14 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 14 Attractions around Leicestershire

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    1

    Beacon Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    A fantastic small hill to climb in the heart if Charnwood, great views 360 degrees across the entire area, can be a busy trail on weekends and holidays, but there are plenty of routes up and down to choose from.

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    Thornton reservoir

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Nice scenic ride around to reservoir itself, also has a forest section for those looking for a bit more of a challenge.

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    Beacon Hill

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Good test of the legs if you are an amateur like me, however coming down is brilliant :)

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    Tom
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    4

    Visitor centre

    Hiking Highlight

    Close to the Cropston end of the park this has everything you will need, visotor centre packed foull of history, toilets, a cafe (which is brilliant) alongside the dry stone …

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    Tom
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    5

    The Labyrinth

    Hiking Highlight

    A great spot for the kids to burn off the remaining energy after walking up the hill.. This area is full of winding duck boarding, amd you have to bob …

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    Tom
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    Fill up here

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Norths deli next to railway bridge is great for pastries, cheese straws etc if your peckish. of you want a hot drink try the cafe at the railway station. At …

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    Kirsty N
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    Lightning Tree

    Hiking Highlight

    Personally i love this tree, its one of many in the park that have been damaged by lightning over the centuries, but this one in particular has always stood out every time i visit.

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    Tom
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    A lesser known hill than Beacon next door amd much quieter if thats what you prefer. In my personal opinion the views are much better though not 360 im afraid. …

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    Tom
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    9

    Bradgate Park

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Family friendly park, full of visitor attractions ranging from reindeers to old buildings

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    10

    A good way of getting out to Charnwood avoiding main roads. Lots of paths so can be confusing to navigate but keep the back of Tescos and sports centre on …

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    Kirsty N
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    11

    Great example of a summer home built in 1899 and styled by Arts and Crafts architect-designer Ernest Gimson. A fine example of the arts and craft movement laid out as …

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    troghalls
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    12

    From Cropston turn down dead end road at junction. farm track becomes bridleways along field edge. I took one wrong turn- if you get to a style turn back! Really …

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    Kirsty N
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    13

    Old John Fort Entrance

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Theres no cyclist access :(

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    14

    Cafe Cosmo

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Independent cafe. Excellent organic coffee and fantastic selection of GF cakes. Lots of comfy chairs plus great outside seating. Hits all the spots for a perfect coffee shop

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