Leicestershire Quick Facts & Figures

Map of Leicestershire
Leicestershire in England Map – GFDL via wikipedia commons

Leicestershire is located in the Midlands region in England, prominent cities and towns in the area include Leicester, Loughborough and Market Harborough. The central location in the Midlands makes Leicestershire well located for exploring the Midlands region.

Leicestershire includes a number of charming small market towns and villages full of character and plenty of open spaces in the English countryside and a number of historic attractions. Local attractions & places of interest include Ashby de la Zouch Castle, Belvoir Castle, Belgrave Hall, Museum & Gardens, Guildhall Museum and Jewry Museum. There are a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year


Leicestershire Quick Facts

Population: 955,300

Region: Midlands

Area total: 2,156 sq km

Languages: English

Dialling Code: 0116 (Leicester), 01509 (Loughborough), 01858 (Market Harborough).

Postcode Area LE (Leicester), LE11 (Loughborough), LE16 (Market Harborough).

Closest Airports: East Midlands and Birmingham Airport.

Local Food: Cheeses including Stilton and Red Leicester and Melton Mowbray Pork Pie.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Leicester, Loughborough, Market Harborough, Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Melton Mowbray.

Famous Attractions: Ashby de la Zouch Castle, Belvoir Castle, Belgrave Hall, Museum & Gardens, Guildhall Museum and Jewry Museum.
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