Leicestershire is a county in the East Midlands region of England, part of the United Kingdom. Its traditional capital is the county city of Leicester, though this is now administered as a unitary authority separate from the rest of the county. Leicestershire is bordered by Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, and Nottinghamshire.


Map of Leicestershire




It's helpful if you understand the countryside talk and accent.

Belvoir Castle
National Space Centre, Leicester
Burrough Hill
Melton Mowbray Pork Pie
Stilton Cheese


The main language in the countryside is English with a lot of local dialect passed through generations of country living people.

English is the main language. In more urban and multicultural areas such as Leicester other languages may be spoken as well, but English is a necessity to get by.

Get in

By plane

East Midlands Airport is 7 miles north-west of Loughborough on the Derbyshire border at the village of Castle Donington.

By car

The M1 from London and Leeds runs through the middle of the county, while the M42 from Birmingham will get you into the north west of the county.

By bus

Leicester and Castle Donington are well served by national bus companies.

By train

Leicester is on the main London to Leeds line.

Get around

Over a thousand bus services connecting all major towns and villages.




At the heart of Stilton cheesemaking and the home of the Melton Mowbray pork pie.

Particularly in Leicester, "Indian" curry houses are very good in the area. All towns and many villages have a fish and chip shop.


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