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Popular attractions include:

St. Martin's Cathedral - An 11th century church with much restoration, St. Martin's was elevated to the status of Cathedral in 1926.

The Castle Mound - The ruins of Leicester Castle and the lovely Castle Gardens.

Newarke Houses - Two Jacobean houses, now a Museum, with the social history of Leicester from the 16th century to the present day.

Belgrave Hall and Gardens - A delightful Queen Anne house dating from 1709. The rooms reflect Victorian cosiness and the more elegant Edwardian era.

The Guildhall - A unique Grade I listed medieval building of national importance, incorporating the Mayor's parlour, civic murals, old town library and 19th century cells.

Abbey Pumping Station - Historic 1891 pumping station with massive steam engines, and exhibitions.

Leicester is cosmopolitan and cultured, historic but futuristic, buzzing yet relaxed. Unusual shops, fine restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and a strong cultural diversity have all contributed to Leicester's recent style revolution.

Discover designer labels in the Leicester Lanes, and exquisitely embroidered silks along the Golden Mile.

Travel to infinity and beyond at the National Space Centre and experience live music at De Montfort Hall. Witness top class action from Leicester's sporting teams and savour a glass of champagne at one of the city's stylish café bars.

Whatever the time, whatever your mood, whatever you expect, prepare to be surprised.


May: 'Heart Link' Street Organ Festival (Leicester)

May - June: Leicester Early Music Festival (Leicester)