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Leicester - Parks and Green

Leicester has long been graced with an abundance of parkland. Just beyond the city boundary lie almost one thousand acres of wild moorland and ancient woods at Bradgate and Swithland. You can see deer roam freely and peacocks strut in the ruins of Lady Jane Grey's house.

Within a mile of the city centre, Victoria Park was once a race course, but is now home to Leicester University. Its lush expanse of grass is a playground for Leicester's citizens. The spacious Abbey Park has medieval remains, a boating lake, beautiful riverside views and over 33,000 trees.

In Braunstone Park there are woodland walks and stables for the Shire horses used by the Council for land management tasks, while Western Park has the Eco House, play areas and acres of lawns and trees in an area which has the character of a garden suburb.

Of course, the city has many smaller parks and gardens which provide pleasant spaces to pause and relax. The gardens of the Eighteenth century Belgrave Hall are tranquil and atmospheric. New Walk, the wonderful Georgian promenade that stretches for a mile from Victoria Park to King Street, has a number of quiet spots for a picnic or sunbathing with the song birds and squirrels. At the far end of the Castle Park Heritage area, by the river, Castle Gardens offer attractive floral displays much favoured for reading and revision by students from neighbouring De Montfort University.

Abbey Park Abbey Park
Abbey Park is Leicester’s premier park and lies approximately one mile north of the City centre. The River Soar divides this beautiful park into two distinct areas. See Details & Location »»
Bradgate Park Bradgate Park
The park was cleared by the Greys of Groby in the 15th century; the construction of Bradgate House was begun in 1490 by Sir John Grey, 7th Baron Ferrers of Groby. See Details & Location »»
Braunstone Park Braunstone Park
The 168 acre park has a visitor/information centre, a memorial dedicated to the US 82nd Airborne Division, azalea gardens, play areas and two lakes. See Details & Location »»
Brocks Hill Visitor Centre and Country Park Brocks Hill Visitor Centre and Country Park
The country park extends for 30 hectares (67 acres) where native trees have been planted. Wildflower meadows, an orchard, a play area and ponds have been created in the park . See Details & Location »»
Castle Garden Castle Garden
This 4 acre site has a rock garden, mixed borders and a river boat landing. A statue of Richard III commemorates his burial nearby after the Battle of Bosworth.  See Details & Location »»
Evington Park Evington Park
Trees are the main feature of Evington Park and you will see fine examples of English Oak and Chestnut. You will also find rare Gingko trees as well as mature beech trees. See Details & Location »»
Humberstone Park Humberstone Park
This 20 acre park with its attractive gardens, popular children’s play area and sunken rose garden is located on Uppingham Road. See Details & Location »»
Knighton Park Knighton Park
Lying two miles to the south of the centre of Leicester this beautiful 78 acre park offers colourful shrub borders, water garden, heather woodlands. See Details & Location »»
Spinney Hill Park Spinney Hill Park
There are 34 acres of sloping parkland, with two popular and well-equipped play areas and an adventure playground. See Details & Location »»
Victoria Park Victoria Park
Victoria Park is situated on London Road, close to the Railway station, and within easy walking distance for the city centre via the historic New Walk. See Details & Location »»
Western Park Western Park
The graceful contours of the park are a blend of meadows, mature woods and hedgerows, interspersed with newly established shrub and wooded areas. See Details & Location »»
 
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