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About Leicester, England

The county town of Leicestershire, Leicester is a city in the East Midlands of England. It is located on the River Soar, at the edge of the National Forest. Including the wider urban area, Leicester is home to some 509,000 people, making it the United Kingdom's 10th biggest city. Leicester was a Roman military outpost, and its name is believed to originate from the words "castra" of the "Ligore," meaning "camp of the dwellers on the (river) Legro."

With the city's position close to the M1 motorway, car hire in Leicester is a convenient transport option for any travel in the Midlands region. Leicester is centrally located for driving to Birmingham (69km west), Nottingham (45km north), Peterborough (68km west), and Northampton (61km south). Leicester itself is a hub of higher education and is home to both the University of Leicester and De Montfort University.

Take time to explore Leicester, one of England's oldest cities. Its history dates back more than two millennia, with Roman, Anglo Saxon, Viking, Medieval, and Tudor remains. Historic buildings include the Town Hall, Belgrave Hall, Leicester Abbey, Leicester Castle, and Newarke Magazine Gateway. The city has several parks, such as Leicester Abbey Park, Leicester Botanic Gardens, Gorse Hill City Farm, and Watermead Country Park.