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Highlights in Leicester
- Stunning countryside
- A county full of history and heritage
- Historic locomotive adventure
- Fantastic and old markets
- Amusement for the whole family
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Leicester
Finding a holiday rental in Leicester is easy. Those who want to enjoy a bit of luxury, somewhere to rest your head after a hard day of shopping or enjoy a night of cocktails, there is no better option than the city centre. To stay close to the centre but in a more relaxed atmosphere, the countryside is the ideal place to experience the views of its fabulous countryside from your garden and enjoy fantastic nights gazing the stars.Cosy and modern rentals at your fingertips
Travelling on a budget? Do you want to treat yourself and stay in style? In Leicester you will find the rentals that best suit your pocket. Picturesque country properties and spacious city rentals will help you enjoy a short break at your own pace. Anytime of the year is great to stay in Leicester. Enjoy an outdoor jacuzzi, a BBQ with friends or family, a nice dining al fresco or sit by the fireplace watching your favourite film. Splendid lettings with all the amenities at your disposal to make sure you have a wonderful stay. Ready to plan your trip to Leicester?
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The area and getting around
Leicester is an important county in the English East Midlands and it is home to several monuments and historical facts including the popular Leicester Cathedral in the heart of the city, the King Richard III Visitor Centre and Loughborough, famous for sports development at its university. Explore the county and enjoy nature with long hikes, visiting the zoo and nature parks. Have some fun at Twinlakes Theme Park and browse Leicestershire’s market towns.Leicester, great fun for everyone
As many people and locals describe it, Leicester is a compact city with an excellent public transport network. This means, whether you choose to stay in the centre or in the outskirts, you will never be far away from the action! Enjoy great days out with family surrounded by the stunning countryside or have some fun in the city where there is always something going on. Remember to check the events calendar so you do not miss a bit!
Travellers and activities
The fabulous countryside is a great outdoor playground to practice sports, hike and explore nature and enjoy days out with your dearest ones. The country parks are open every day and admission is free. Enjoy with friends, family or on your own, Watermead Country Park, a haven for wetland wildlife. This park has great lake views and woodland walks with lovely paths and areas where you can have a picnic. Cycling lovers will also find fantastic routes and cycling maps to explore around. If you are looking for a more relaxed activity, you can get a fishing season ticket or a fishing permit to enjoy some quiet time by the river.Leicester for history lovers
Leicester and Leicestershire offer the possibility to step back in time and learn about its history and heritage. Discover Roman ruins, haunted medieval buildings, majestic castles and interesting facts and events. Leicester is well known for being an important Roman settlement and an evidence of this is the Jewry Wall Museum. Around the old town you can visit the Great Hall of Leicester Castle or the medieval Guildhall. If you want to find out more about King Richard III and his life, visit the Battle of Bosworth Heritage Centre. Explore the county and discover the splendid and majestic Belvoir Castle, the unique Rockingham Castle and Calke Abbey. And to admire two amazing feats of engineering, go to Foxton Locks, in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside.
Did you know that King Richard III, the last Plantagenet King, is buried in Leicester Cathedral?
Top 5 travel tips in Leicester
Are you a real foodie? Then you should head to Melton Mowbray and try the award winning Dickinson and Morris Pork Pies or the local Clawson Dairy Stilton. Fantastic and rich food to enjoy and to raise your tastebuds. For a unique and quintessential English market, no better place than Market Harborough with its fantastic independent shops, delicious recipes to be sampled at the lovely eateries and a fabulous indoor market. Loughborough’s outdoor market and its heritage links is the perfect spot for heritage enthusiasts and nature lovers, who can enjoy great walks in and Bradgate Park and Charnwood Forest.2. Enjoy a day at Twin Lakes theme park
A fun day out with your friends and endless adventures for the whole family. This is Twin Lakes Theme park. This park features ten mind-blowing zones including a zoo, rollercoasters, slides, go karts, a lake and an open air cinema, easy to access on the wild-west style train to make your day easy and comfortable. Fun times are awaiting you!3. Visit Bradgate Park
Would you like to see herds of deer in the only remaining deer park with the oldest rocks in England? If your answer is yes, Bradgate Park is your next destination. This is the birthplace of Lady Jane Grey and here, you can visit the ruins of her country home. But also, you will fall in love with the beauty of its untouched nature, the medieval deer park, Old John Tower and stroll along River Lin and enjoy the waterfalls and pools. At the Visitor Centre, discover exhibitions that will tell you more about the story of Bradgate and enjoy a nice cuppa at the Deer Barn tea room.4. Need some retail therapy?
It is time to go shopping and you are in the right place to do so! The shopping core is the city centre. Discover unique and independent shops in Saint Martin’s Square and The Lanes or head to Highcross, where all the designer and big brands are. For a buzzing atmosphere, the 800 year old market is worth a visit. Go get some veggies and fruit and buy all your bits for a wonderful picnic. Buy some artisan bread, local cheese and cooked meats at the food hall and visit the Linker’s stall, where Gary Lineker did his bit contributing to the family business. After a hard day of shopping, enjoy a lovely coffee in the Victorian Silver Arcade.5. The Great Central Railway
Once upon a time, the steam ruled the rails! Remember? Well, if you do not remember and want to know more about it, go and visit the Great Central Railway. This is the only double track line heritage railway and the only place in the world where you can see the trains running every weekend and you can see the real size steam engines working from any of its four stations - Loughborough Central Station, Quorn & Woodhouse, Rothley Station and Leicester North Station. Want to make your journey a fancy one? Book a table and enjoy a five course meal onto the restaurant, while you enjoy a pleasant trip from Loughborough to Leicester. And if you want to make a dream come true, try the fantastic experience of taking the regulator on a steam locomotive! Unforgettable!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Leicester
The coronavirus has severely impacted the travel industry. Based on our 2020 data, Leicester has an annual average price of £89.09 per night.
Those who want to save as much as possible should travel to Leicester in January, March, and February the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of £75.98, £76.11, and £76.53 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
In 2020, the month that had the highest annual average in Leicester was June, with an average price of £100.65 per night. This was followed by July, with an average of £100.08, and December, with £96.42.
Here, last-minute travellers are welcome, because the average availability in Leicester is 58%, which is above the average in the United Kingdom, according to data from 2020.
September, April, and July are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the largest number of properties free, with respective average availability figures of 71.25%, 69.25% and 67%.
According to data from 2020, the months with the fewest housing options available in Leicester are, in order, February (with 37.2% of available rentals), December (46%), and March (48.5%).
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