Leicester Cathedral, Leicester

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Leicester Cathedral is located in Leicester. To visit Leicester Cathedral and other attractions in Leicester, use our Leicester tourist route planner.
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  • August 21, 2017
    A small cathedral, information leaflet/map provided if it's your first visit. If you're in the area it's worth popping in to see, also Richard the iiis resting place. Recommended donation is 3 pounds ...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    It's a beautiful place and full of peace. Ideal for making a stop and take a picture. How is located in the city center, good restaurants and pubs nearby. Curiosity: in the gardens of the church there are some plates in honor of some military (a small cemetery) born in Leicester and who fought in the war.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A visit here was part of our day out to Leicester - a city I'd not been to before. The old part of the city is unexpectedly pretty and olde-worlde; sitting nicely in the middle of it is this small but...  more »
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  • We visited for the Richard III angle and were not disappointed. His final resting place and the pall were wonderful. They were simple and highly effective, with wonderful craft man ship. And two modern in style stained glass windows dedicated to Richard III. Which all three of us found quite breath taking in there beauty. The lay staff we found were knowledgeable (they helped us find the qwerky reference to Leicester city Football Club in the stained glass window) and very help full to me. I am in a wheelchair and found accsess easy. The signs in the cathedral were short and informative. On the hour there are no more admittions for five minutes for prayers to take place. A reminder of the function of the place its self. Also had a very nice soup in the White Rose Caffee next door.
  • Richard III burial place a lovely cathedral. Very peaceful
  • There is a King buried here! Great part of Leicester, lots of history within 5 minutes walk.
  • Beautiful church. However, it is noisy and a bit annoying in the mornings.
  • 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.

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Where to stay in Leicester

A B&B near Leicester Clock Tower is within walking distance of the main attractions. Charming architecture surrounds the clock tower square and makes a lovely backdrop to walking tours of the city. For a luxury hotel, consider staying in a renovated Victorian building on the outskirts of the city center.
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