Shared Ownership in Leicestershire
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Located in the very heart of England, Leicestershire is landlocked and bordered by eight other counties. The remains of Richard III were found here in 2012, underlining the county's rich history. When you combine that with the charming countryside and bustling towns, Leicestershire could be the perfect place for you to get on the property ladder with Shared Ownership.
Leicester gained fame in 2012 when the remains of King Richard III were found under a car park.
Today, Leicester is a bustling, cosmopolitan city with several popular attractions, including the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester Cathedral, and The National Space Centre.
The wider county also offers plenty of outdoor beauty spots, including country parks and woodlands – perfect for rambling and hiking.
While Leicester itself offers plenty of shopping and entertainment options, the UK’s second city, Birmingham, is only an hour’s drive west.
Discover some of the most popular landmarks in Leicestershire.
Erected over the spot where Richard III’s remains were discovered in 2012/13, this beautifully designed visitor centre is a must-visit. It showcases the king’s life – and how he ended up in a central Leicester car park.
The National Space Centre’s ETFE pillow tower is now one of Leceister’s most recognisable landmarks. It houses upright rockets among other space-age items and is a focal point of this much-admired museum and educational resource.
Residents of Leicester and the wider county enjoy access to this sprawling 850-acre public park, which forms part of Charnwood Forest. The remains of Bradgate House, where Lady Jane Grey once lived, are located here.
Twycross Zoo gave itself the subtitle “The World Primate Centre” – and with good reason. It contains the most extensive collection of monkeys in the western world. Unmissable for animal lovers.
Leicestershire is home to a wide range of high schools, academies, boys' and girls' schools and colleges. Particularly well-rated establishments include The Market Bosworth School, Rushey Mead Academy, Madani Girls' School and Limehurst Academy.
Fast rail links mean you can be in central Birmingham in under 60 minutes, and central London in 1h 20m. The M1 transects the county, making road travel to all parts of the UK straightforward. The nearby East Midlands Airport and Birmingham Airport make overseas trips convenient.
Residents of Leicestershire are served by a good range of NHS services, GP surgeries, dentists and opticians. A smaller choice of private medical services also exist.