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Leicestershire [1] 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



Appleby Magna


Other destinations

Appleby Magna Measham


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


Main language in the countryside is Anglo, Which 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 neccesity to get by.

Get in

By Air

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

Leicester City Airport

Get around

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


  • The Moat House, Appleby Magna
  • Ashby Castle
  • Belvoir Castle
  • Conkers
  • Snibstone Discovery Park
  • Twycross Zoo



  • Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Horse Riding
  • Fox Hunting
  • Bird Watching


Several Fish and Chip Shops in every village.

Appleby Inn Appleby Parva.

Particularly in Leicester, Indian Curry houses are very good in the area.


  • Pubs In Measham are a must see for a friday or saturday night, singing, dancing or just a quiet drink, posh bands and a quiz on a Sunday.
  • The Emporium club in Coalville is famous around the UK. Entry at certain times is often free, but a recent crackdown means ID to enter is usually a must.

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