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Leicester Travel Guide, United Kingdom

Leicester, one of the leading manufacturing, textiles and clothing hub, figures among the top ten largest cities in England. On the other hand, this industrial status is offset by the educational opportunities it offers to its 20000 plus odd students via the numerous schools, renowned colleges and famous universities it houses. The most hallowed seat of education in Leicester is definitely University of Leicester.

Leicester, since the last decade, has been consciously trying and pushing for a holistic urban renewal and facelift to project a better image to the world and to endear itself to the tourists who throng this English city every year.

Apart from Sheffield, which boasts of being a green city, Leicester also has a lush green cover thanks to its 3000 plus acres of green spaces and parks.

It has earned the distinction of being crowned as England’s first Environment City.

Leicester, like Manchester and other cities and towns of England, is truly representative of a multicultural diversity and more than a third of the population consists of Asians.

There are attractions galore for tourists who will visit Leicester in the form of the Field Of Battle of Bosworth, the old and historic Norman Castle Gardens and the open air market in the centre of the city.  One of the largest street celebrations or English carnivals is held in Leicester in the month of August and it is called the Notting Hill Festival, attended by visitors from all corners of the world.

Leicester is a fascinating city that is steeped in history, art and culture as well as religion.

Naturally, visitors to the city will be spoiled for choice by the plethora of sights and attractions that this English city has to offer. Among the more popular sights and attractions are must-sees like The Clock Tower, The Guildhall, The Magazine, Newarke Houses Museum, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Jewry Wall and Museum, Abbey Pumping Station Museum, New Walk, Castle Gardens, Belgrave Hall and Gardens, Abbey Park, Saint Nicholas Church, Saint Mary De Castro Cathedral and Saint Martin’s Cathedral and others.

Leicester also offers diverse entertainment options in the form of endless shopping districts for shopaholics, numerous restaurants and quaint English cafés, a rocking and kickass nightlife, midsummer afternoon retreats and picnic grounds in parks, adventure sports, golf, technical tour, a stroll around the historic city on a magnificent horse carriage etc.

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