Hello and welcome to Visit Leicestershire. This site is your one stop guide to the Leicestershire and Rutland area. It’s packed full of information about the area’s history dating back all the way to 1087, when the first recorded use of the name was Laegrecastrescir, as well as a lots and lots of useful info for things to do and places to visit around and about. We’ll be providing you with comprehensive tourist guide to the area but we are also really useful if you’re not a tourist and you’re looking for something to do locally. From The University of Leicester Botanic Garden to Bruntingthorpe Air Museum you’ll find a little bit of something for everyone here at Visit Leicestershire.

The site dedicates itself to helping you discover more about Leicestershire and some of the great cities and towns the county has to offer, including Leicester itself, Ashby de la Zouch and the National Forest, Loughborough and Charnwood, Melton Mowbray and the Vale of Belvoir, Market Harborough and Lutterworth, Hinckley and Market Bosworth, Blaby, and Oadby and Wigston.

Visit Leicestershire isn’t just to help you fill you’re leisure time either, we are also a great place for businesses to advertise, provide info and look for networking leads. If you are a business considering a re-location to Leicestershire, then please be sure to visit our Leicester for Business page which is a great resource for any business in or around the area.

We’ll also give you a little bit of insider knowledge on the rich and famous whose roots are laid in the area, some quirky traditions native to Leicestershire and some of the fantastic landmarks the area has on offer. Such as the fantastic National Space Centre that is dedicated to space science and astronomy which alongside the University of Leicestershire, provides a gem of an educational resource (as well as a great day out).

Be it a local day out, a business venture or a trip to the city of Leicester or the surrounding county, then the area will not disappoint. It is has a rich history, including ties to Richard III, who was the last king to be killed in battle in England. There are attractions scattered throughout the area providing a vast array of entertainment. You’ll also find a rich and colourful calendar of festivals and outdoor events that bring even more culture and a touch of the arts to the area. Not only this but all of this is set within some beautiful landscapes and countryside that provide a great space for those with a love of the outdoors. So, with all this to offer it isn’t surprising that we are really proud to boast about all the great things Leicester has available to you and we would be really happy to hear from you if there is anything else you would like to see covered on the site, we’d also be happy to try and help with any questions you might have, so please feel free to use our contact page and get in touch.

This free resource would not be possible without the generous sponsorship of Carpet Cleaning Leicestershire, so we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their continued support.