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Leicestershire
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Primary Destinations
East Midlands Airport • Hinckley • Leicester • Loughborough • Market Harborough • Melton Mowbray
Other Important Destinations
Lutterworth
Current Highway Authorities
Derbyshire County Council • Leicester City Council • Leicestershire County Council
Borders
Derbyshire • Lincolnshire • Northamptonshire • Nottinghamshire • Rutland • Staffordshire • Warwickshire
Highways England Roads
M1 • M6 • M42 • M69 • A5 • A14 • A42 • A46 • A50 • A453
This article is about the county.
For the highway authority, see Leicestershire Council
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Leicestershire is a traditional county in the East Midlands of England. Although the county is named after Leicester, the county council is based outside the city boundary in the village of Glenfield.

Geography & Economy

M1 in Charnwood

Leicestershire is an irregularly shaped county not well-known for its geographical features. The flat land of the Vale of Belvoir in the north gives way to undulating terrain over the rest of the county, although there are some higher hills, particularly in Charnwood Forest in the northwest. This latter area is part of the National Forest. Leicester is the largest settlement by some way, with the majority of the rest of the county being rural. As such farming has always been important and the county is also known for pork pies and Red Leicester cheese. Stilton is also made in the county. Industry is also important, with Coalville named appropriately although its mines have now closed, whilst Loughborough is known for bells. East Midlands Airport is in the north of the county. Tourist attractions include Belvoir Castle, the National Space Centre in Leicester and Donington Park.

Roads

Leicester Forest East

Leicestershire has a good network of roads, mostly radiating out of the county town of Leicester; exceptions include the A5 which skirts the county's southern edge. Most non-trunk roads within the county are maintained by Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council, although some small areas are maintained by other local authorities. Highways England maintain two main north-south routes, the M1 and M69/A46, as well as a number of roads that enter the county briefly, such as the A50 and A52 in the north and A14 in the south.

Route From To Length
A14 Catthorpe Felixstowe 137 miles View
A42 Appleby Magna Kegworth 15 miles View
A426 Southam Leicester 29.8 miles View
A4303 Cross in Hand Misterton 2.7 miles View
A4304 Misterton Dingley 13.6 miles View
A444 Baginton, Coventry Burton upon Trent 34.5 miles View
A447 Hinckley Coalville 13.6 miles View
A453 Perry Barr Nottingham 49.1 miles View
A46 Bath Cleethorpes 223 miles View
A46(M) Enderby Braunstone 0.5 miles View
A47 Birmingham Lowestoft 157.9 miles View
A5 London Holyhead 252 miles View
A5 Crick Tamworth View
A50 Leicester Warrington 99.3 miles View
A5004 Station Road London Road 0.4 miles View
A5070 Hinckley Stoney Bridge 4.9 miles View
A508 Old Stratford Market Harborough 30.4 miles View
A5096 near Barwell Earl Shilton 1.7 miles View
A511 Markfield Foston 25.2 miles View
A511 Atherstone Burton upon Trent 19.0 miles View
A512 Ashby-de-la-Zouch Loughborough 10.7 miles View
A5125 Regent Place Loughborough town centre 0.2 miles View
A5125 Braunstone Abbey Park 3.6 miles View
A5129 Kegworth Isley Walton 4.0 miles View
A5131 Leicester Birstall 1.9 miles View
A5199 Leicester Kingsthorpe, Northampton 28.5 miles View
A52 Newcastle-under-Lyme Mablethorpe 146.0 miles View
A5460 Whetstone Interchange Leicester 3.3 miles View
A563 Humberstone Oadby 14.7 miles View
A5630 Anstey Beaumont Leys 0.7 miles View
A594 Leicester College Leicester College 3.7 miles View
A6 Luton Carlisle 299 miles View
A6 Kettering Leicester View
A6 Leicester Derby View
A60 Loughborough Doncaster 59.1 miles View
A6003 Barton Seagrave Oakham 22.9 miles View
A6004 Quorn bypass (NW) Loughborough railway station 4.1 miles View
A6006 Hathern Melton Mowbray 17.5 miles View
A6006 London Road Tamworth Road 0.8 miles View
A6030 Stoneygate Humberstone 3.8 miles View
A606 Stamford West Bridgford 38.4 miles View
A607 Leicester Bracebridge Heath 54.1 miles View
A6117 Leicester Bridge Melton Theatre 0.1 miles View
A648 Kegworth West Bridgford 9.3 miles View
B4109 Coventry Hinckley 12.6 miles View
B4111 Binley, near Coventry Bosworth Lodge 19.5 miles View
B4114 Birmingham Fosse Park 38.6 miles View
B4116 Willesley Park Furnace End 17.7 miles View
B4666 Dodwells Roundabout Hinckley 1.6 miles View
B4667 Hinckley Hinckley northern bypass 1.16 miles View
B4668 Hinckley Hinckley northern bypass 1.75 miles View
B4669 Hinckley Sapcote 4.5 miles View
B5000 Tamworth Pinwall 6.8 miles View
B5002 Acresford Snarestone 3.2 miles View
B5003 Ashby de la Zouch Overseal 4.2 miles View
B5004 Overseal Woodville 2.8 miles View
B5006 Smisby Ticknall 3.2 miles View
B5010 Cavendish Bridge Bramcote 13.3 miles View
B5216 Leicester Road Bull Head Street 0.23 miles View
B5324 Coleorton Hathern 7.7 miles View
B5325 Stapleton Barwell 1.0 mile View
B5326 Heather Ashby de la Zouch 4.5 miles View
B5327 Leicester Outer Ring Road (Gorse Hill) Woodgate, Leicester 2.7 miles View
B5328 Anstey Barrow upon Soar 8.9 miles View
B5329 Coalville Whitwick 1.3 miles View
B5330 Cropston Shepshed 7.7 miles View
B5350 Epinal Way Leicester Road 0.76 miles View
B5351 Mountsorrel Rothley 1.5 miles View
B5363 Coventry Road Kettering Road 1.0 mile View
B5364 Elmesthorpe Earl Shilton 0.9 miles View
B5365 Enderby Grove Park 2.7 miles View
B5366 Leicester South Wigston 2.7 miles View
B5380 Glenfield Braunstone Crossroads 1.5 miles View
B5389 Granby Street Charles Street 0.0 miles View
B5396 Willesley Ashby-de-la-Zouch (SE) 2.3 miles View
B5400 Kegworth Isley Walton 3.8 miles View
B5401 Castle Donington Hathern 4.5 miles View
B5402 London Road Coventry Road 1.7 miles View
B5403 Glen Road New Street 0.31 miles View
B5414 Rugby Knaptoft 3.1 miles View
B5418 Aylestone Wigston 1.9 miles View
B5419 Aylestone Wigston Magna 1.7 miles View
B5493 Tamworth Appleby Magna 7.8 miles View
B568 Welford Road London Road 0.7 miles View
B568 Leicester Abington, Northampton 30.8 miles View
B578 Hinckley Smockington 2.4 miles View
B579 Hinckley Stoney Bridge 4.9 miles View
B580 Ashby Road Leicester Road 0.25 miles View
B581 Elmesthorpe Dunton Bassett 7.2 miles View
B582 Belcher's Bar Stoneygate 20.2 miles View
B583 Narborough Road Loughborough Road 3.9 miles View
B584 Caldecote Measham (N) 12.2 miles View
B585 Sheepy Magna Bardon Hill 14.7 miles View
B587 Ashby de la Zouch Stanton by Bridge 7.3 miles View
B588 Hathern Shepshed 3.2 miles View
B589 Bridge Street Nottingham Road 0.41 miles View
B590 Rugby Road Rugby Road 2.2 miles View
B591 Shepshed Stanton under Bardon 4.8 miles View
B6046 Loughborough Road Flesh Hovel Lane 0.6 miles View
B6047 Market Harborough Melton Mowbray 22.5 miles View
B6416 Welford Road, Highfields Uppingham Road, Humberstone 1.5 miles View
B6442 Gallowtree Gate Charles Street 0.1 miles View
B6540 Long Eaton Shardlow 3.7 miles View
B664 Great Bowden Uppingham 11.8 miles View
B667 Evington Thurnby 1.6 miles View
B667 Humberstone Thurmaston 3.0 miles View
B667 Thurmaston Village (S) Thurmaston Village (N) 0.8 miles View
B6670 Melton Road Shipley Hill 2.1 miles View
B673 Melton Road Wanlip Hill 1.8 miles View
B674 Mountsorrel Twyford 11.1 miles View
B675 Quorndon Hoton 5.2 miles View
B676 Cotes Colsterworth 26.6 miles View
Droitwich - Leicester Motorway north of Bromsgrove Leicester View
E106 Northampton Leeds 110 miles View
E13 Doncaster Staples Corner 144 miles View
E24 Coleshill Ipswich 140 miles View
E28 Birmingham Ipswich View
E31 London Glasgow 405 miles View
E31 London Glasgow 446 miles View
M1 Staples Corner, Middlesex Hook Moor, Yorkshire 200 miles View
M17 Kegworth Donington Park 2 miles View
M42 Catshill Appleby Magna 40 miles View
M6 Catthorpe, Leicestershire Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire 236 miles View
M64 Long Whatton Trentham 40 miles View
M69 Ansty, Warwickshire Enderby, Leicestershire 16 miles View
T12 London Inverness View
T15 Birmingham Great Yarmouth View
T44 Bath Lincoln View
T48 Weedon Brownhills View
T53 North East of Birmingham Nottingham View
Watling Street Dover Wroxeter View 

Key

Motorway
Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route



Leicestershire
JunctionsA42 J14 • Appleby Magna Interchange • Catthorpe Interchange • Finger Farm Roundabout • Flagstaff Interchange • Hinckley Interchange • Kirby Muxloe Interchange • Markfield Interchange • Measham Road Interchange • Misterton Interchange • Redmile Crossroads • Sawley Junction • Shepshed Interchange • Sir Frank Whittle Roundabout • Stretton Baskerville • Warren Lane Roundabout • Whetstone Interchange
RoadsA14 • A42 • A426 • A4303 • A4304 • A444 • A447 • A453 • A46 • A46(M) • A47 • A5 • A5/Crick - Tamworth • A50 • A5004 (Leicestershire) • A5070 (Hinckley) • A508 • A5096 • A511 • A511 (Atherstone - Burton) • A512 • A5125 • A5125 (Leicester) • A5129 • A5131 • A5199 • A52 • A5460 • A563 • A5630 • A594 (Leicester) • A6 • A6/Kettering - Leicester • A6/Leicester - Derby • A60 • A6003 • A6004 • A6006 • A6006 (Castle Donington) • A6030 • A606 • A607 • A6117 (Melton) • A648 (Kegworth - Nottingham) • B4109 • B4111 (Coventry - Kilworth) • B4114 • B4116 • B4666 • B4667 • B4668 • B4669 • B5000 • B5002 • B5003 • B5004 • B5006 • B5010 • B5216 • B5324 • B5325 • B5326 • B5327 • B5328 • B5329 • B5330 • B5350 • B5351 • B5363 • B5364 (Leicestershire) • B5365 • B5366 • B5380 • B5389 • B5396 • B5400 • B5401 • B5402 • B5403 • B5414 • B5418 • B5419 (Leicestershire) • B5493 • B568 • B568 (Leicester - Northampton) • B578 • B579 (Hinckley) • B580 • B581 • B582 • B583 • B584 • B585 • B587 • B588 • B589 • B590 • B591 • B6046 (Leicestershire) • B6047 • B6416 • B6442 • B6540 • B664 • B667 (Evington - Thurnby) • B667 (Humberstone - Thurmaston) • B667 (Thurmaston) • B6670 • B673 (Leicestershire) • B674 • B675 • B676 • Droitwich - Leicester Motorway • E106 (Northampton - Leeds) • E13 • E24 • E28 • E31 (via Carlisle) • E31 (via Newcastle) • M1 • M17 (Leicestershire) • M42 • M6 • M64 (Trentham - Long Whatton) • M69 • T12 (Britain) • T15 (Britain) • T44 (Britain) • T48 (Britain) • T53 (Britain) • Watling Street
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