Leicestershire in England's East Midlands boasts attractions that often make it the envy of neighbouring counties. The properties available to buy there can be equally appealing, both to locals looking to move within the county and to newcomers wishing to relocate from elsewhere. There are houses and flats to suit all budgets.
Single people, couples and families can find property in Leicestershire to suit their specific needs and taste. The cities and towns there are modern and thriving, and the area has some of Britain's most glorious countryside - indeed Leicestershire is frequently referred to as ""England's prettiest county".
Leicester is easy to get to. Motorways serving the county include the M1, M6 and M69. Midland Mainline runs frequent train services to and from London St Pancras, and trains to other Leicestershire stations connect from Leicester Station. The nearest public airport to Leicester is East Midlands.
Unfortunately, there is no direct rail link from East Midlands Airport to Leicester; however, the solution is to travel to Nottingham, Derby or Loughborough and catch a train from there.
Just as the entire accommodation spectrum is covered in Leicestershire, the county has pubs and bars that range from the determinedly traditional through to decidedly ultra-modern. And at the many restaurants in Leicester, Melton, and Charnwood you'll find food to suit every preference and budget.
A great night out in Leicestershire is equally easy to find. At the De Montfort Hall (Leicester's largest entertainment venue), well-known live acts perform regularly. Cinemas and Cineplexes across the county show all the latest films, The Odeon on Leicester's Aylestone Road being particularly good.
Trips to beauty spots in the Leicestershire countryside can be enjoyed by both locals and visitors alike. In fact, it is in the country areas that some of the very best character properties can be found, so new home seekers would be well advised to take a look around rural Leicestershire before making their final decision.
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