Leicester is found in the East Mindlands of England, the River Soar runs through the city and the National Forest is located just at the city outskirts. It is possibly the oldest city in England as many Roman relics still present in Leicester will attest. Unlike many other cities in the UK, it is still possible to find ancient Roman roads, baths, and remnants of military outposts in Leicester, which are now tourist sites.
Leicester hosts three big festivals, Diwali, the Leicester Caribbean Carnival and the Leicester Comedy Festival. Their Caribbean Carnival is the largest of its kind, after the Notting Hill Carnival in London. The Leicester Comedy Festival is the longest running and biggest comedy festival in the country and attracts well known comedians and fresh talent. Diwali is the Indian festival of light and marks the New Year of the Hindu calendar. Leicester celebrates the one of the biggest Diwali festivals outside of India.
Since Leicester is situates close to the National Forest, visitors can enjoy an enclosed a large deer park at the Bradgate Country Park. Originally a deer park for hunting sports, it is now a wildlife habitat and a site for scientific interests. Deer and ducks can be found roaming freely, a volcanic hill inside the park offers some fantastic views of Leicester. Dog walkers are allowed inside the park.
Leicester is at the near centre of England and receives direct links from railway and road networks, it is no trouble to reach from any part of England. Travelling by car, Leicester is two hours from London. Inside the city, get around with the public bus transport that also services the outskirts of the city. There are also several bicycle friendly roads, feel free to explore the country side on foot or on bike. Inner city bike trails are also available.