Leicestershire County is an inland county in the Midlands with Leicester as its county town. The county has been into livestock farming for ages including the present. In fact, a county resident, Robert Bakewell, a well-known revolutionary in the field of selective breeding, has developed a breed of sheep called the Leicester Longwool sheep. Bakewell’s sheep was not only valued highly by British farmers but is also presently considered a heritage breed held in high regard globally.
The area around Coalville, a town north-west of the county, forms part of the new National Forest, called a forest in the making since it is only recently that the area is being converted into woodlands. Bardon Hill is the point of Leicestershire while the lowest point is somewhere north of Bottesford.
Food and shopping
In Leicestershire County, there is a food and eating establishment for every budget and taste. There are award-winning city restaurants, tea rooms, coffee shops, modern gastropubs, and.traditional country pubs among others. Eating patrons have a wide selection of food choices,f from Asian fusion, Indian and Chinese food to French cuisine and traditional English cooking. The most distinguished contributions of Leicestershire to English cuisine are the pork pies, and the Red Leicestershire and Stilton cheeses.
When it comes to shopping, nothing beats the city town of Leicester. The city offers visitors a unique shopping experience with its numerous high street named stores, markets, boutiques, and speciality stores. There is the Highcross in the heart of the city, the Haymarket Shopping Centre, the St. Martin’s Square, and the Lanes and Arcades. There are also various areas and streets of the city dedicated to shopping such as High Street, Granby Street, Market Street Belvoir Street, Church Gate, Gallowtree Gate, Cultural Quarter, Humberstone Gate and more.
Where to stay
In Leicestershire and Leicester, there are fantastic places to stay to suit everyone’s needs from those who want to treat themselves to a fancy vacation to those who are travelling on a budget. In the city, there are award-winning hotels as well as budget hotels, In the countryside, there are expensive fancy county houses as well as moderately priced ones, working farms, converted barns, self-catering cottages, B&Bs and camping sites for individual travellers, honeymooners, families or groups of friends travelling together.
Things to do and places to see
There is just too much to discover in Leicestershire and frankly, even if it may not be the hottest tourist destination in England, still the county does not disappoint. Leicestershire combines heritage, history, arts & leisure, museums and the great outdoors for family fun. The county is famous for its battlefields where visitors can relive the War of the Roses of King Richard III in Bosworth Fields. It is easy to do a time travel in Leicestershire as you visit medieval guildhalls and Saxon cathedrals then proceed to modern shopping malls and space discoveries. It is also possible to hire a boat to explore the Grand Union Canal or go back in time on board a steam train at the Great Central Railway. Visitors can even experience local atmosphere by attending a local festival.
Since Leicestershire is centrally located, families and friends from the east, west, north and south of England can meet up in Leicestershire for a fun time together.. They more often than not come in self-drive rental vans to make the trip a pleasant and enjoyable one.