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Introducing Leicestershire

In typical Midlands fashion, Leicestershire self-deprecatingly plays down its own attractions, yet it boasts several picturesque villages, a rich industrial heritage and a few key historic sites – not to mention magnificent Belvoir Castle. Leicester, meanwhile, is a vibrant multicultural city.

Tiny Rutland was merged with Leicestershire in 1974, but in April 1997 regained its ‘independence’ as a county. With magnificent Rutland Water and charming settlements, it’s a hit with lovers of water sports and quaint villages.