Destination guide

Historic Leicester will entice you

Take a vacation to Leicester and enjoy the area's history, museums and theater scene. This welcoming city is known for its shopping, monuments and university setting. Highcross Shopping Centre and Leicester Cathedral are just a couple of the must-sees. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Leicester

Are you searching for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Leicester a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Blaby Golf Centre (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Cosby Golf Club (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Stoney Cove Diving Centre (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Mallory Park (9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Rushcliffe Golf Club (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Twycross Zoo (16.7 mi / 26.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Leicester

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Leicester is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Victoria Park (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Coombe Abbey Country Park (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
  • Rutland Water Nature Reserve (19.8 mi / 31.9 km)
  • Kingsbury Water Park (24.4 mi / 39.3 km)
  • Fermyn Woods Country Park (25.7 mi / 41.3 km)
  • Stamford Meadows (27.4 mi / 44 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Leicester

The nearest airport is in East Midlands (EMA), located 15.5 mi (25 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Nottingham (NQT), which is 19.6 mi (31.6 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Leicester Station, Syston Station and Leicester Narborough Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Leicester?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 101 vacation rentals near Leicester. From 21 Houses to 60 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Leicester for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Leicester?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Leicester. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Leicester (QEW-Leicester Train Station): 179 vacation rentals
  • University of Leicester: 179 vacation rentals
  • Leicester Town Hall: 182 vacation rentals
  • Curve Theatre: 181 vacation rentals
  • Highcross Shopping Centre: 184 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Leicester listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Leicester?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 21 Houses in Leicester. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Leicester include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 60 rentals available
  • Cottages: 11 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 11 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Leicester?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Leicester. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.