Close to the heart of England, Leicestershire is a great place to live
Whether you want to explore the past and the exciting discovery of Richard III, enjoy the great outdoors at The National Forest, or experience one of the many festivals and outdoor events, there's plenty to do to fill your life in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Take a walk at one of the many country parks in Leicestershire such as Bradgate Park, Beacon Hill or Foxton Locks.
The National Space Centre is out of this world, there are amazing museums including Snibston and Newarke Houses just waiting to be explored, and of course Highcross Leicester can provide you with some retail therapy!
The symbol of the county council, Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Leicester City FC, is the fox. Leicestershire is considered to be the birthplace of fox hunting as it is known today.
Ancient traditions, unspoilt countryside and friendly, welcoming people all make Leicestershire a wonderful place to make your retirement home.