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House Removals Leicestershire
Leicestershire is a county in the Midlands and takes its name from the city of Leicester which is located in the centre. The city of Leicester itself is rich in arts, history, sports, and culture. But, head out of the city, and you are met with towns and villages nestled in beautiful countryside.
The Britannia Bradshaw office is located in Leicester, ideally located for moves in the city itself, or any of the towns and villages throughout Leicestershire. The team offer a second-to-none removals service, tailored to each individual customer, as well as a variety of storage options.
Places to Visit in Leicestershire
There are some fascinating historical attractions to visit throughout Leicestershire, with one of the most poignant being Bosworth Battlefield. The battle fought in 1485 between the armies of Richard III and Henry VII took place here and the visitor centre paints a picture of the battle through exhibitions and multimedia shows. For those who want a real taste of the action, re-enactments and medieval events take place annually. Kirby Muxloe Castle, Stanford Hall, Donington-le-Heath Manor House, Belvoir Castle, and Ashby-de-la-Zouch castle all show what life was like in Leicestershire throughout the centuries.
For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are many walking opportunities in Leicestershire. Bradgate Park is an 850-acre site located in Charnwood Forest, through which the River Lin flows. It was originally created as a deer park, and now many enjoy horse riding and picnics in the ancient forest. Similarly, Conkers is a leisure and nature park with a plethora of lakeside walks and trails. For the brave, there is an assault course, but if you prefer to take things at a slower pace, you can hire a bike for the day.
A great day out for families is Twycross Zoo. It is the only zoo in the UK to house Bonobos (pygmy chimpanzees), but there are many exotic creatures including elephants, penguins, lions, and giraffes. There is also a pets corner, where people of all ages can handle critters from around the world.
Famous Faces of Leicestershire
If you live, or are considering a move to Leicestershire, you will be moving to a very talented county. If the entrepreneur in you wasn’t sparked before, Henry Walker (founder of Walkers Crisps), Henry Curry (founder of Currys), and Frank Jessop (founder of Jessops) all began their businesses in Leicestershire.
For the more musically inclined, Englebert Humperdinck was born in Leicester. John Deacon (bassist in Queen) and John Illsly (bassist in Dire Straits) were also both born in Leicestershire.
National treasure David Attenborough, and his late older brother Richard (director, producer, and actor) both grew up on the Campus of University College, Leicester, where their Father was principal.