Camping and Campsites in Leicestershire

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All About Camping in Leicestershire

In the Midlands of England, surrounded by beautiful scenery and historical sites, lies the fascinating Leicestershire. This county is ideal for campers, that want to experience the charm of the English countryside.

Lush green meadows, historic sites and exciting leisure activities await you when camping in Leicestershire. Here you can immerse yourself in the peace and tranquillity of nature while staying in your tent or caravan. With a wide range of activities and places to visit, Leicestershire has something for every camper.

We introduce you to popular activities and the most beautiful destinations when camping in Leicestershire.

  1. Popular Activities in Leicestershire
  2. The Most Beautiful Destinations in Leicestershire
  3. Find Campsites in Leicestershire and Book Online

Popular Activities in Leicestershire

Bradgate Park, Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire, Camping in Leicestershire, Camping
Bradgate Park in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire

Enjoy Nature: Hiking in Bradgate Park

Leicestershire is a great place for campers, that are excited about hiking. The hilly landscape and breathtaking parks, like Bradgate Park, are perfect for long strolls. Bring your hiking boots and admire the beautiful views or pack some delicious treats to refuel at one of the numerous picnic sites.

Discover hidden paths and experience the calm of nature, while going on the adventure of camping in Leicestershire. From gentle walks along the river valleys to more demanding routes in the hills, there is something to discover for every hiking enthusiast in Leicestershire.

Rutland Water, Fishing, Leicestershire, Camping Leicestershire, Camping
Rutland Water near Peterborough in Leicestershire

Unique Experience:

Fishing in Leicestershire

Leicestershire is a great destination, if you like to go fishing on your camping holiday.

Numerous lakes and rivers offer plenty of opportunities to relax with fishing rod in hand.

From Watermead Country Park to Rutland Water - in Leicestershire you'll find your ideal fishing spot.

Vom Watermead Country Park bis zum Rutland Water - in Leicestershire wirst du deinen idealen Angelplatz finden.

There are also some campsites with fishing opportunities in the region.

Bosworth Battlefield, Leicestershire, Camping Leicestershire, Camping
Bosworth Battlefield in Leicestershire

Explore History:

Romans and Wars of the Roses

The county Leicestershire is rich in history and therefore ideal for interested campers.

Visit the Jewry Wall Museum in Leicester to learn about the Roman influences on the region.

On the historic Bosworth Battlefield you get some insight into the deciding battle of the Wars of the Roses.

Here in Leicestershire you get to experience the history of England up close.

For Active Campers: Cycling in the Midlands

If you like to keep fit while camping and enjoy cycling, then Leicestershire is the right place for you with its well-developed cycle routes.

The Great Central Way is a family friendly that passes through a number of beautiful villages and towns. The National Forest is also recommended. The largest reforestation project in the United Kingdom has plenty of cycle routes for you to enjoy.

So bring your bike or use the bike rental at one of the campsites and enjoy the fresh air as you cycle through the idyllic Leicestershire countryside on one of the beautiful bicycle routes.

The Most Beautiful Destinations in Leicestershire

Lamb Cottage Caravan Park, Leicestershire, Camping Leicestershire, Camping
Lamb Cottage Caravan Park in Northwich

Twycross Zoo: Ideal for Animal Lovers

The Twycross Zoo is located in Atherstone between Leicester and Birmingham and is a Must See when camping in Leicestershire - especially, when you are travelling with kids.

Here you have the opportunity to admire animals from up close and learn more about their way of life. Not only animal feedings await young and old, but also many exciting and interactive offers to learn more about the animal world.

The zoo is known for its impressive collection of primates and is strongly committed to the protection of endangered species. In total, over 500 different animal species call this place their home.

Leicester Cathedral, Leicestershire, Camping Leicestershire, Camping
Leicester Cathedral

Living History:


The city of Leicester offers you a diverse mixture of historic and modern sights to see.

From Leicester Castle and the impressive Leicester Cathedral to the National Space Centre - everyone can find something here.

After a long day of camping in Leicestershire you can explore the numerous restaurants and bars and the thriving cultural scene of the city.

Foxton Locks: Unique Lock System

The Foxton Locks in Harborough District are a great place for a day out when camping in Leicestershire. The impressive set of locks is located on the famous Grand Union Canal, which is a major link between London and Birmingham.

A total of ten locks form a staircase that allows ships to overcome a height difference of around 23 metres - a technological marvel. There is also a museum where you can learn more about the history of Foxton Locks.

As well as the locks, there are beautiful paths for walks along the canal, cosy pubs and cafés, and the opportunity to go on boat rides. This place is just as great for nature lovers as it is for history buffs when camping in Leicestershire.

Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, Camping Leicestershire, Camping
Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire

Historic Film Set:

Belvoir Castle

The majestic Belvoir Castle in the north of the county is an absolute must-see when camping in Leicestershire

Take in the gorgeous architecture and the wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and stroll through the impressive garden.

Belvoir Castle has not only been the home of English dukes for centuries, but has also been used in film and television as a film set - from "Little Lord Fauntleroy" and "The Da Vinci Code" to "The Crown".

Find Campsites in Leicestershire and Book Online

Leicestershire has plenty to offer for campers. From sports like hiking and cycling to relaxed days in castles or by the lake - the possibilities are endless.

Whether you want to go camping in nature with kids or your four-legged friend, or prefer to spend time as a couple at campsites near a city - in Leicestershire there is something for everyone. The filter function on helps you in finding a campsite that suits your taste - from family-friendly campsites to ones well-suited for dogs, you will find it here

So pack your things and get started on your next camping adventure in the British county in the Midlands. Find and book available campsites in Leicestershire now

Cambridge Cherry Hinton Caravan Club Site, Leicestershire, Camping Leicestershire, Camping
Cambridge Cherry Hinton Caravan Club Site

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