Church of St. Mary de Castro, Leicester

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  • July 25, 2017
    Thought this place should have had the body of Richard III as he probably visited it when he was staying at the castle. Very spiritual place.  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    Really lucky to see it, as it was opened early by an enthusiast, and has a fascinating history, from 1107 or earlier! And beautiful old stained glass windows, a tower inside, and a second church in ef...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    Visited with some members of our local Richard 111 Society. We were interested in the church because of it's links with King Richard but there was so so much more to enjoy. The history of the church i...  more »
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  • Despite the loss of it's beautiful spire, this is still a magnificent church. Rich in architectural detail both inside and out. Though dominated by the huge old chestnut the churchyard is worth a visit too. The boundary wall reveals damage caused due the Seige of Leicester during the English Civil War. This is 'must see' on any visitors list and a perfect foil to all the modern architecture of the DMU Campus
  • Nice church

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