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Leicestershire is a rural county renowned for its picturesque villages and farmland. It’s also home to several historic towns including Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, to name but a few and has the largest economy in the East Midlands. With strong creative industries, food manufacturing, and health sectors, Leicestershire's a great place to hire a cottage or holiday apartment.

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THINGS TO DO IN Leicestershire

Leicestershire was the site of the famous Battle of Bosworth, where King Richard III was defeated. Steeped in history and boasting wonderful scenery, the county is full of churches, castles and museums. Wherever you are in Leicestershire, you are never very far from beautiful countryside - and there are many ways to explore it. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders are well catered for, or you could explore the county's waterways by narrowboat. Leicester is a top ten 10 retail destination.


Loughborough is a well-known market town but has the buzz of a small city creating a perfect balance. Home to the famous Loughborough University which has over 18,000 students and is renowned in the UK for its sports provisions and the world's largest university-based sports technology research group, which is part of the internationally acclaimed Sports Technology Institute.


With a population of more than 300,000, Leicester is the largest city in the East Midlands and the tenth largest in the country. Its also home to the biggest outdoor covered market in Europe offering items such as exotic produce including African, Caribbean and Indian vegetables to household goods such as carpets, bedding, curtains and plants. Leicester is also home to one of the tallest surviving sections of Roman masonry in Britain. Leicester city surprised the country by winning the premier league in the 2015-16 season

Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray is a quintessential English market town built on a strong tradition of farming, renowned to produce fine food and drink including its famous pork pies and the unmistakable Stilton Cheese thus making it a centre of excellence for local food producers. The town itself is steeped in history and there is a walking heritage trail that explains the heritage of the town. If you enjoy shopping, you'll be spoilt with the selection of markets that take place and the wide selection of products on offer.


Leicestershire is particularly famous for its Red Leicester cheese, traditionally dyed with beetroot, as well as Stilton cheese, this county has held cheese fairs since 1730. Also, for its Melton Mowbray pies made of uncured, uncooked and hand-chopped pork, it is no surprise this tasty dish has received Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status in the UK. The Red Lion Inn Stathern features in the Michelin Pub Guide 2011.


Leicester is 2 hours by car from London, 1 hour from Birmingham and 2 hours from Manchester. The M1 passes through Leicestershire, with Junctions 20-24 providing good access to the county. The M69 and M6 also offer easy access from Birmingham, Wales and the south west. By train you can travel form from London St. Pancras. Market Harborough, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray and Hinckley all have railway stations. The nearest station to Ashby de la Zouch is Loughborough.