Leicester Things to Do

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  • 1. Leicester Market

    The market is nice to look at with all the old permanently roofed stalls and especially the sign. However, the goods on sale are mixed – some traditional meat, fruits/vegetables and bakery stalls, but...

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  • 2. Leicester Cathedral

    The early history of Leicester Cathedral is unknown, the current building however dates from 1086 when it was consecrated as the parish church of St. Martin's. It was built in Norman Gothic style and...

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  • 3. Castle Gardens

    There is little left of Leicester's castle to make it a reason to travel to Leicester alone. It was heavily destroyed in the English civil war and only a handful of ruins remain. There are a handful...

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  • 4. Guildhall

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    Leicester's Medieval Guildhall is one of the best-known buildings in town. It was once build for the Corpus Christi Guild, an association of local businessmen, clergy and authorities. The guildhall is...

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  • 5. Bradgate Park - Daytrip

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    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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  • 6. Architecture

    Also known as “Pork Pie Chapel”, this neoclassic building served as a Baptist Chapel for many decades. It was built in 1845 to accommodate new members of the growing Baptist community. The plenary...

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  • 7. Jewry Wall Museum

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    A Museum focused on archaeology as well as Roman and Saxon Britain. A lot of exhibits in here, all well explained. It also includes explanations on the neighbouring Jewry Wall which you can see...

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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. Clock Tower

    A typical, beautiful Victorian clocktower, erected in 1868. Limestone is the main material used, the base is made of granite. Four famous citizens of Leicester are honoured on the clock: Simon de...

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  • 10. 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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  • 11. St Mary De Castro Church

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    The church dates back to the year 1107 when the land on which it stands today and the castle were given to Robert de Beaumont by the King. It once stood within the bailey of Leicester castle. Though...

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  • 12. King Richard lll

    The Richard III Statue was commissioned by the Richard III society in 1980 and placed in Castle Gardens. After the re-discovery of Richard's remains and a redevelopment project around the Cathedral...

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  • 13. 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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  • 14. Jubilee Square

    Jubilee Square was once part of the old market square of medieval Leicester. It was largely rebuilt in 2015, including the installation of modern light features and the plantation of trees. It is a...

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  • 15. Bow Bridge

    Bow Bridge is related to King Richard III, it was the place where he left Leicester in 1485 and was last seen alive before the battle. It is said that an old woman predicted that - after Richard hit...

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  • 16. St. Nicholas' Church

    The church dates back to around 880, making it the oldest church in Leicester and one of the oldest in the country. However, some Roman masonry forms part of the basement, therefore it was built on...

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  • 17. 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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  • 18. Sutton Cheney - Daytrip

    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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  • 19. Bosworth Battlefield - Daytrip

    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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  • 20. 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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. Theatre: "Uncle Richard" (Tell Tale)

    Those who like English history, especially the Ricardians amongst us, should definitively go. This is one of those blends of history and good old English humour...

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