Explore Leicestershire

Local Guide to Leicestershire for International Guests: Explore the English Countryside

Welcome to Kilworth House Hotel, a captivating country house retreat nestled in the heart of Leicestershire, just a stone's throw away from the charming town of Rugby. Whether you're escaping the bustling city life, seeking a peaceful retreat, or looking to explore the picturesque English countryside, Kilworth House Hotel offers an enchanting experience that promises relaxation, luxury, and timeless memories exploring the very best of the UK.

Stunning Hotel near Rugby

At Kilworth House Hotel, you'll be enchanted by the allure of a bygone era, combining the hotel’s rich, classic history with modern elegance. The hotel exudes old-world charm while providing contemporary comforts. Nestled amidst lush landscapes, our beautifully appointed rooms offer stunning views, plush amenities, and a touch of opulence. Our attentive staff are on hand to ensure your stay is nothing short of magical, with impeccable service that reflects the warmth and hospitality of the region.

Explore Historic Rugby

Just a short distance from the tranquillity of Kilworth House Hotel lies the charming town of Rugby, steeped in history and brimming with character. Known as the birthplace of the eponymous sport, rugby, this town carries a legacy that resonates worldwide. Stroll through its quaint streets lined with historic architecture, and you'll find a blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy. 

Delve into the town's rich heritage by touring Rugby School, where the game of rugby was first played, and explore the captivating Rugby Art Gallery, which is free to visit. With its bustling markets, inviting cafes, and local boutiques, Rugby offers a delightful blend of cultural exploration and leisurely indulgence. Rugby is an easy 22-minute drive away, so it’s easy to get to whether you’re hiring a car during your stay or taking a taxi. You can also catch the bus from the nearby village of Lutterworth, and arrive in Rugby in less than an hour. 

How to get to Leicestershire: Travelling from Abroad

Embarking on an international journey to Kilworth House Hotel is an exciting adventure. If you're arriving by air, the United Kingdom offers a network of well-connected airports to choose from. Whether you're landing at London's Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham International or any other major UK airport, there are convenient options for reaching Leicestershire.

Travelling from Birmingham airport

Birmingham Airport serves as an ideal gateway to your Leicestershire retreat. Upon landing, you have the option to take a leisurely, 40-minute taxi drive to Kilworth House Hotel. The route, adorned with scenic vistas, creates a sense of anticipation as you approach the hotel. As an alternative, consider using the many public transportation options or picking up a hire car at Birmingham International Airport. You’ll love having the flexibility to explore the surrounding attractions and beautiful scenery at your own pace.

Travelling from East Midlands Airport

For those arriving at East Midlands Airport, your journey to Kilworth House Hotel is a straightforward one. After landing, you can opt for a scenic 36-minute drive either via hire car or taxi through the picturesque countryside. This route allows you to soak in the beauty of the region, setting the tone for your tranquil getaway. We recommend pre-booking your taxi or hire car before arriving in the UK to ensure you get the best price. However, there will be plenty of taxis waiting at East Midlands Airport ready to whisk you away to Kilworth House Hotel. 

Travelling from a London Airport

For those making the journey to Kilworth House Hotel from one of London’s airports, you’ll be pleased to hear that convenience is at your fingertips. From Heathrow, Gatwick, or even Stansted Airport, you can easily access the serene embrace of Leicestershire's countryside. Opt for a leisurely train ride from London to Rugby, where you'll find yourself a short distance away from the hotel's tranquil haven. 

Alternatively, should you prefer the flexibility of driving, take the M1 motorway from London towards the picturesque landscapes of Leicestershire. This journey offers glimpses of charming villages and rolling hills and sets the stage for your idyllic countryside retreat. Whether you seek the convenience of rail travel or the adventure of the open road, Kilworth House Hotel eagerly awaits your arrival, offering a seamless transition from the bustling capital to its serene location.

How far is Leicestershire from London? Best way to Travel to the UK’s Capital City

The distance between Leicestershire and the bustling metropolis of London is around 90 miles, but it’s a much quicker and easier journey than you may think thanks to the excellent public transport options nearby. 

Travelling by train is a popular and efficient choice, taking just an hour to get from Rugby to London. This makes Kilworth House Hotel the perfect countryside retreat for anyone needing to travel to London for work, visit the country’s biggest attractions or meet up with family. The journey allows you to enjoy the calming transition from cityscape to countryside, offering glimpses of quintessential English villages along the way.

Car Hire in Leicestershire: Explore the Countryside at your Own Pace

To truly immerse yourself in the Leicestershire countryside, car hire is an excellent option. It provides the freedom to explore the region's hidden gems, quaint villages, and scenic routes on your own terms. From the charming market towns to the rolling hills, having a car at your disposal enhances your experience, letting you create your unique itinerary and cherish each moment.

To make sure you’re getting the best value for money when hiring a car, it’s always best to book in advance, compare prices online and check the company’s fuel and mileage policies to make sure you don’t get caught out by extra fees! Our knowledgeable and friendly team are always on hand at Kilworth House Hotel to help you with travel arrangements and advice on the best places to visit in the local area. 

Visit Kilworth House Hotel in Leicestershire 

Whether you’re travelling to the UK in search of a quintessentially British countryside retreat, or flying over to visit family and friends in Leicestershire, Kilworth House Hotel is the ultimate hotel for international travellers seeking luxury, and tranquillity.

With easy access from all major UK airports, picturesque drives, and lots of quaint nearby towns and villages, this idyllic haven promises an unforgettable escape. Join us at Kilworth House Hotel, where timeless elegance meets modern comfort nestled in the captivating landscape of rural Leicestershire.

Room Details

Our bedrooms can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults. For families we have interconnecting rooms and also some bedrooms which can accommodate Z beds and cots.

To book additional beds, please call the hotel on 01858 880058