The largest city in the East Midlands and one of the ten most populous in England, Leicester is a scenic city located on the River Soar. It is one of the oldest cities in England, having been founded in the second century before the Common Era. Popular sights in Leicester include Leicester Castle, where Richard III spent much time in the final years of his life. His remains can be found in the middle of town at Leicester Cathedral, a stately Gothic cathedral dating from the year 1086. North of town you can find the National Space Centre, one of the largest space science museums in Britain. Leicester is a town where history meets progress and innovation.