Leicester Things to Do

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  • 1. Leicester Cathedral

    Finally, after much legal wrangling between Leicester and York, the High Court finally decided, in May 2014, that the remains of King Richard lll would be re-interred in Leicester...

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  • 2. Leicester Market

    Although it has permanent roofing, Leicester's outdoor market is acknowledged to be one of the best outdoor markets in the UK and (possibly) the largest covered outdoor market in Europe. It's a...

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  • 3. Guildhall

    Leicester Guildhall dates back to around 1390 and is a fascinating (and free) place to visit. It was originally built as a meeting place for the Guild of Corpus Christi (basically, a group of...

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  • 4. Architecture

    Although Leicester is not exactly stuffed with fascinating architecture, and although it still has far too much of the slab-concrete 'Brutalist' style of the 60s and 70s, the city council has more...

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  • 5. St Mary De Castro Church

    The ancient church of St. Mary de Castro is sited within what once was the bailey of Leicester castle. It is a fascinating example of how church architecture has changed over the centuries, and is...

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  • 6. Daytrip - Bradgate Park

    Bradgate Park is a historical site as it contains the ruins of the house Lady Jane Grey grew up in. The ruins are open for inspection at times. Bradgate Park is also a very popular outing for local...

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  • 7. Jewry Wall Museum

    The Jewry Wall Museum contains archaeological collections of Leicester's history from Prehistoric, Roman and Medieval times. In the grounds you'll find one of Leicester's most famous landmarks, the...

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  • 8. Leicester Botanic Gardens

    Leicester Botanic Gardens is a great place to visit espcially in the summer/spring months when all flowers and plants are in their full glory, and the other great thing is its free to get in ! When we...

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  • 9. Leicester Town Hall

    Leicester Town Hall was built on a site of a former cattle market in 1876. It was designed, in a Queen Anne Style, by Francis Hames and took two years to build. Before the town hall was built, civic...

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  • 10. Castle Gardens

    The gardens were the original site of Leicester Castle, all that remains in them today is the large mound it was built on. They are situated between the Castle Hall and the canal. A few minutes walk...

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  • 11. Clock Tower

    Although it's now set in front of a remarkably ugly slab of modern concrete ,Leicester's clock tower is still its centre point. the clock tower is where you arrange to meet your friends, where various...

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  • 12. Newarke Houses Museum

    This local museum consists of two historic houses, the Wygston's Chantry House and the Skeffington House. Inside are exhibits on local Leicester life, from the Middle Ages to the recent past. This is...

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  • 13. Daytrip - Sutton Cheney

    This church has strong historical links to Richard the third, it is apparently where he heard his last mass before being killed at the battle of Bosworth, just down the road. It is indeed an old...

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  • 14. Daytrip - Bosworth Battlefield

    The Visitor Centre at Bosworth offers interactive displays and a detailed exhibition, along with an interesting film explaining the events of the battle. There is also a replica medieval village, and...

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  • 15. Hop-on Bus

    Now you may think what on earth will they tour round or that it'll only take 5 minutes for the tour. However the tour is quite good if you don't know Leicester and you will get to see the Football...

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  • 16. New Walk Museum

    Just to walk along New Walk deserves, but if you ahve time, enter at the musseum to see ar least the dinosaur bone found near Leicester... I am afraid I never entered lol, but sit in the park having...

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  • 17. National Space Centre

    The Space Centre has been open for a few years now and is a fairly interactive 'museum' about space and the universe. Before I went I thought it would be very dull but I've been 3 times now and it's...

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Visit Leicester Cathedral (maybe the newly-discovered bones of King Richard lll will soon be buried there...watch this space!), explore the Roman ruins at Jewry Wall, see the Rutland dinosaur at...

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