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Leicester Cathederal, Leicester

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  • Leicester Cathedral is not very big as cathedrals go but it is well worth a visit. Famous recently as being the final resting place for Richard iii, the king's story is well explained on very clear in...  read more »
  • I have visited on a couple of occasions, last time was to see the Tombstone which was definitely worth seeing. You need to allow yourself a good hour or so as there is so much to see. 
  • Anglican cathedral near the Centre of Leicester. The most important "magnet" from the tourist point of view is the sarcophagus of the last King of the line of the White Rose i.e. Richard III. The remains of the King, found during construction work next to the Cathedral, there are complex in March 2015. I would add that the Church is very atmospheric and nicely adorned with flowers.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral, with the new memorial for Richard III inside, made from local stone. Just across the courtyard is the recently found tomb under the car park of Richard III, see my photos. Excellent stories, well told and well presented with considerable dignity as befitting a King.
  • Situated in a nice, quaint little corner of Leicester it made for a nice detour popping over to the cathedral to see the tomb of Richard III before having lunch in Leicester. There are people around who will tell you some of the history of the cathedral/tomb too.
  • Arrived on the Saturday after R III's internment at approx. 4.45pm to be told Cathedral was closing, & it would not be next open to visitors until MONDAY as services were planned for Sunday (All day?). My wife & I 69 year old OAP's revisited on the Sunday & were again turned away from the service by a person resembling a Night Club bouncer especially in attitude. We went across to the R III museum which was open & where the staff were both pleasant & helpful. All I can sat is wake up Leicester, you are now a major tourist attraction act like one! In my home City of Norwich the Cathedral is ALWAYS OPEN to visitors, pity York Minster did not get R III. My 79 year old cousin visited from America on 3/4 & met with the same attitude, she eventually managed to join the the last 30 mins of the service, but was told to leave by "officials" at the end of the service & denied the right to see R II's tomb. She explained she was over from the US & only there for the day, but was told to come back another time "as R III would be there for a long time"! The staff were rude & cynical.
  • Beautiful Cathedral, Richard III, coffee and book shop
  • We have visited leicester cathedral we thought it was a great place with great surroundings, many things to do there
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