About this web site
This web site has been acquired by Cafenetworks Limited, who will be taking over the hosting and running of the site during 2008.
to Leicester was created so that there
would be one site that catered solely for
people wanting to know how to get to Leicester.
The domain name was registered and the
site created and submitted to search engines
in May 2001.
This web site does well
in search engines and in April 2007 had
unique visits, delivering over
pages and had a daily average of
For many travel and leisure
related search terms, this site is always
in the top 10 search results and frequently
enjoys first place.
We found a lot of web
sites making up their own pages about how
to get to Leicester. So we created one
page to which other sites could link -
instead of reinventing the wheel. We keep
our local information and links to useful
sites as up to date as possible.
Whilst the main thrust
of the site is the travel directions, we
offer a range of information about hotels,
entertainments, leisure and visitor attractions
to Leicester. We also provide information
about towns in the County of Leicestershire.
A strong feature of out site - and one that makes it stand out from other portals - is our pictorial content.
We have invested heavily
in providing a wide range of photographic
material of the City. There is a lot to
see in Leicester, much of it tucked away
in lesser known corners of the town. We
have tried to bring the web site to life,
offering not only information gathered
by local people, but also photography taken
especially for this web site by our resident
Trevor Sewell specialises in outdoor and
indoor photographs and photoshoots. He
covers many of the festivals and local
bands, including The Utopians rock band
and the Caribbean Carnival.
The site has been designed for people outside of Leicestershire. Because the web designers have lived in the City for a long time and know it well, they are in a better position to weed out local knowledge that will be of value to visitors.
Ours is a hand-crafted
site and not just a database of names and
addresses. All the information placed on
this site has been sifted and checked by
Some local sub websites
are also part of the Travel to Leicester
The authors of the Travel to Leicester website also maintain community web sites
This network of local
sites gives us the capacity to offer advertising
and promotional opportunities across a
range of sites within Leicestershire.