Immediately beside Jewry Wall Roman baths is St Nicholas Church, which may stand on the site of Leicester's Roman basilica. There are Roman columns in the churchyard and Roman tiles incorporated into the church walls. In the nave arcade are two Saxon windows, and the tower has beautiful Norman blind arcading. St Nicholas Circle, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, LE1 4LB
A neo-classical church built for the 4th Earl of Harborough in the grounds of Stapleford Park. St Mary's is a wonderful example of Gothic Revival style, an almost perfect time capsule of early 18th-century taste. Stapleford Park, Stapleford, Leicestershire, England, LE14 2SF
An ornately decorated 17th-century church set in lovely parkland, one of the few churches built in England between the Civil War and the Restoration of the monarchy. Staunton Harold church was built in 1653 by Sir Robert Shirley of Staunton Harold Hall, which stands beside the church, and it is a fascinating example of Stuart taste.
A 14th-century church with 15th-century alterations, St Michael's consists of a nave, chancel, north and south aisles, and west tower with a slender spire that can be seen for miles around. Rectory Lane, Stretton-en-le-Field, Leicestershire, England, DE12 8AF
All Saints Church dates to the early 12th century and boasts a Norman font of the same period. Other historical highlights include a 15th-century timber roof in the nave and funeral hatchments of the wealthy Cave family of nearby Stanford on Avon. High Street, Swinford, Leicestershire, England, LE17 6AY
Withcote Chapel is an absolutely delightful early 16th-century chapel of light-toned limestone standing beside a Georgian manor house in a wooded setting. The chapel was begun shortly after 1500 by William Smith. Withcote Hall, Withcote, Leicestershire, England, LE15 8DP
This larch clad, single storey property boasts a beautiful veranda commanding breath-taking views of rolling countryside. Accommodating six guests in three en-suite bedrooms, Strawberry Lodge is the perfect base to … Sleeps 6