Rent a holiday house in Leicestershire to explore quaint historical market towns, and fill your taste buds with some of the county’s well known cuisines; red Leicester and stilton cheese or a traditional time-honoured pork pie. Click here to see all our holiday rentals in England.
This landlocked central English county takes its name from the city of Leicester; a large city consisting of two major universities, and the 10th most populated settlement in the UK. As a county, Leicestershire consists of farmland and market towns to the east, and industrial settlements to the west. By compromise also boasts history dating back to Roman and Medieval times. Rent a holiday house in Leicestershire to explore the multicultural city of Leicester. Ancient Roman architecture remains in Leicester from its early settlement, which was granted city status in 1919. Going back further in history, Leicester became a town of considerable importance in medieval times and has been mentioned in the Doomsday book of 1086. Now the city has a large ethnic minority population, as a result of immigration since World War II. Consequently, the city is now home to some of the best curry houses in England. If you are looking to eat out during a stay at a holiday house in Leicester, you will be spoilt for choice. A stay at a holiday house in Leicestershire will be a stepping stone to pretty villages such as Tilton on the Hill, founded in Saxon times at the crossroads of ancient paths between Leicester, Oakham, Market Harborough and Melton Mowbray. Venture North West of the county to visit the ruins of a medieval castle in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, and explore the stunning Bradgate Park Country Park situated in Charnwood Forest. From green landscapes, top restaurants, and interesting historical monuments to local festivals or countryside walks, there is plenty to do for the holiday maker staying at a holiday house in Leicestershire.