Discover the best photo locations in Leicestershire: From Bradgate Park to Leicester Canal

Abbey Park weir
-Credit: (Image: Alex Hannam)

Leicestershire is a haven for photography enthusiasts, boasting numerous picturesque locations perfect for capturing stunning images.

Our Mercury photographers frequently capture beautiful shots while covering the latest news, and we also receive fantastic photos from our readers. These range from wildlife at Bradgate Park to locomotives chugging along the tracks at the Great Central Railway.

To help you choose one of Leicester's most scenic spots for your next photo, we've compiled a list of ten of our favourites:

Light coming from the city behind Bradgate Park's Old John
Light coming from the city behind Bradgate Park's Old John -Credit:No credit

1. Bradgate Park

Leicester Station
Leicester Train Station -Credit:Alex Hannam

2. Leicester Railway Station

Abbey Park weir
The Weir at Abbey Park at night -Credit:Alex Hannam

3. The Weir at Abbey Park

Castle View
Castle View area of the city centre -Credit:Will Johnston

4. Castle View in Leicester

Abbey Park bridge
Abbey Park Bridge -Credit:Digital D1 | 29 May 2001 | 112194-11 | Darren Cresswell | Mercury Media | Leics Park Pics, Abbey Park : .summer

5. Abbey Park Bridge

Great Central Railway
Great Central Railway -Credit:No credit

6. Great Central Railway

The River Soar near the National Space Centre
The River Soar near the National Space Centre -Credit:No credit

7. The River Soar

Leicester's Abbey Pumping Station
Leicester's Abbey Pumping Station -Credit:Beth Walsh

8. Abbey Pumping Station

Leicester Canal
Leicester Canal -Credit:No credit

9. Leicester Canal

The Botanical Gardens at Oadby
Botanical Gardens on Manor Road in Oadby -Credit:Alex Hannam

10. Botanical Gardens, Oadby

If you have any photos that highlight the beauty of Leicestershire, we'd be delighted to see them. Please send them with full captions to

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