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 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 highlights

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)

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 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 78 holiday lettings near Leicester. From 19 Houses to 42 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Leicester is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Leicester?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Leicester. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • De Montfort University: 172 holiday lettings
  • Grace Road: 156 holiday lettings
  • Curve Theatre: 168 holiday lettings
  • Haymarket Shopping Centre: 170 holiday lettings
  • Athena Conference Centre: 155 holiday lettings

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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Leicester?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 19 Houses in Leicester. Our other popular types of Leicester holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 42 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 9 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Leicester?

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