Leicester Victoria Park

Victoria Park in Leicester is a 69 acre public park. Located in the south east, just outside the city centre, it backs onto the University and is close to the railway station.


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Once the city’s major racecourse, Victoria Park became a public park when racing moved to a new location in 1883. A quintessential English park, this band of greenery stretches over 69 acres and is located near the train station, just outside the main city centre and a stone’s throw from Leicester university campus.

Once you are tired of sightseeing, rather than heading back to your apart hotel, Victoria Park is the perfect place for a picnic lunch or relaxing afternoon. Stroll along the tree line avenues, admire the flower beds, enjoy the sounds of the wild pond or simply sit under the shade of a tree and take in your surroundings. For those of you looking for something more active, the park offers plenty of opportunity for exercise, from tennis courts to a bowling green, an outdoor gym, football and rugby pitches and a floodlit astroturf pitch. Popular with visitors and locals alike, Victoria Park is also a hit with runners.

Families will be delighted with the skate park and playground to entertain the children. If history is more your style then wander over to the centre of the park to take in the Memorial Arch, designed to honour the dead of World I. The monument was created by Sir Edward Lutens in 1923, he also designed the park’s decorative gates at both the Peace Walk and London Road entrances which were erected in 1930. In the summertime, the park is home to local events, with music concerts being particularly popular. Keep your eye out to find out what’s on during your visit and you may be able to enjoy an afternoon or evening of entertainment in this stunning location. However you prefer to spend your time, Victoria Park has something to offer and is a wonderful space for getting away from the bustle of the city.</p>