As a landlocked county in the Heart of England, Leicestershire is a lovely place for your next UK holiday. The county has several former mining towns, quaint villages, major cities and beautiful scenery for you to explore. Home of the pork pie and stilton cheese; Leicestershire makes for an ideal hot tub lodge break for foodies.
Some Sights To Temp You Away From Your Hot Tub
When on holiday in Leicestershire, a trip to the city of Leicester and the town of Loughborough are always fun. In Leicester, you can visit the Leicester Cathedral, Abbey Park and the National Space Centre. Loughborough, a large town in Leicestershire is home to the UK’s only mainline heritage railway and is close to Beacon Hill Country Park where you walk, climb and enjoy stunning panoramic views across the county.
Melton Mowbray is also a good place to visit on your holiday in Leicester. Home of the pork pie, the quaint market town has plenty of foodie events throughout the year as well as a castle, unique shops, cafes and pubs for you to enjoy.
From short weekend breaks to action-packed holidays, Leicestershire is a fantastic UK holiday destination. With plenty to see and do throughout the county and lots of lush scenery, this county is a great place for the whole family, including the dog! Booking a cottage or lodge will provide a good base for exploring the local area as well as give guests a comfortable place to relax together.
Top Attractions To Visit on your Getaway to Leicestershire
Whether you’re packing up and heading off for the weekend, a romantic lodge retreat for two, or something special for the family, there’s an awesome array of things to do on for any age group. Here are some more good reasons to book a cabin in Leicestershire.
The National Space Centre is an absolutely huge exhibition on, you guessed it, all things to do with space and space. Travel up a 42-metre high rocket tower and blast off into space in the space theatre.
go bonkers at Conkers – Another brilliant family or couple day out is Conkers. There are loads to do including woodside walks, a train, and adventure play parks that children will absolutely love. There’s also plenty of indoor fun if it’s raining (which never happens, of course…)
Twycross Zoo is one of the best zoos in the UK and has the kinds of animals you’d normally find in more far-flung locations. From Rhino’s to Tigers, and everything in between. This conservation-friendly zoo is well worth a trip for families and couples. Spend the day there – there’s a lot to get through. Or go for one of their Safari Sleepovers. Just don’t sneak any penguins back to your Jacuuzi. It’s sort of against the rules.
A popular stop-off for anyone with kids is definitely TwinLakes park. There are events all year round at this theme park/farm with rides, roller coasters, log flume and loads more. Try your hand at some escape games!
Great Central railways – Britain’s only double track main line steam railways, no less – offers a more sedate trip away from your log cabin. Soak in some retro transport vibes and enjoy a relaxing trip starting at Loughborough station. You’ll see gorgeous trains waiting here from a bygone era.
Towns and cities to visit
Hinckley – An attractive market town that is also a good base to explore the famous site of the battle of Bosworth.
Melton Mowbray – Melton goes back to the 1100s and makes for a great family day out. Explore this scenic area and learn about its rich history. Sample some of the famous pork pies and stilton.
Market Harborough – A charming market town that was voted one of the best places to live in the county! Full of history, culture, and delicious food from independent retailers.
Coalville – The largest town in the North West and is steeped in its heritage from coal mining to rocket trains, to action man! This is the largest town in the North West of the county.
Ibstock – A picturesque village that makes for a great day out on your lodge break. There’s plenty to do here for families and couples including Ashby Museym, Tropical Birdland and Conkers.
Lutterworth – A market town located in the centre of Roman England near High Cross. Lots to see and do here and makes for a great place to explore if you’re on a family or pet-friendly break as there’s lots of open space to enjoy.
Wigston – AKA Wigston Magna, this town has many traditional pubs, restaurants and the knitters museum.
Leicester Lodge and Cottage Holidays
If you’re looking for a beautiful cottage suitable for your family and dog, 4 Mill Close is a wonderful choice. Located in the quaint village of Smeeton Westerby, this is perfect for families or friends.
With an open-plan living area, guests can cook, eat and relax together. There are also large folding doors that open out to a lovely garden with patio and garden furniture, perfect for the summer months and letting your dog run.