Leicester is a city in the East Midlands which lies on the River Soar and is close to the eastern end of the National Forest. Boasting a thriving city centre and a stunning cathedral, Leicester is a popular choice for a city break. Explore the city's history with a trip to Leicester Castle, the King Richard III Visitor Centre and Newarke Houses Museum. Soak up the culture with a visit to the Attenborough Arts Centre and be mesmerized with a visit to the National Space Centre. Prefer a nice lunch and a spot of retail therapy? You'll be spoilt for choice with an array of shopping and dining options. Leicester is home to a stunning selection of spa hotels, for that perfect pampering escape.