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Leicester Cathedral

7 Peacock Lane | St Martins House, Leicester LE1 5PZ, England
+44 116 261 5200
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Warm and friendly cathedral with a surprisingly regal grave

Went to see Richard III grave as it can't be the only one I hadn't seen! Very pleasantly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa K
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Leicester Cathedral - worth a visit

When I visited Leicester Cathedral it was being prepared for a massive banquet/ charity event in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jacs100
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7 Peacock Lane | St Martins House, Leicester LE1 5PZ, England
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+44 116 261 5200
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to see Richard III grave as it can't be the only one I hadn't seen! Very pleasantly surprised..didn't think much from the pictures I'd seen but much better in real life. Entrance is free but donations are welcomed. Volunteers and staff very friendly and...More

1  Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 4 days ago

When I visited Leicester Cathedral it was being prepared for a massive banquet/ charity event in aid of Breast Cancer. It looked amazing. Various vergers spoke to me and gave me interesting information about the cathedral and its many uses. Beautiful building - well worth...More

1  Thank Jacs100
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is located on the outskirts of the city centre, a mere 5 minute walk from the clocktower. It is isolated from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. As soon as you enter the courtyard it's almost as if you've entered a...More

1  Thank lakhster
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful building, seeing the wedding dresses through the years, to commemorate The Queen and Prince Philip's Platinum Wedding Anniversary was a sight to behold. Then seeing the tomb of King Richard the 111 made with Swaledale fossil stone was awesome. Well worth a...More

1  Thank carolalbir
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited late in the afternoon and were so pleased with our visit. The cathedral is beautiful and the volunteers who greeted us were very knowledgeable and friendly....we learned a great deal ! Richard’s tomb was the highlight of our visit.

1  Thank Janice A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Leicester Cathedral is a real gem OK it's not York or Lincoln; but the Parish Church of St Martins merits a place to be on anyone's visit list, not just to see King Richard's tomb and acknowledge the last English Monarch to die in battle...More

1  Thank Robin W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst the cathedral was partially closed off when we visited we were allowed to visit the tomb, which was quite special given the turbulent history of Richard III. People are allowed to take photos without flash so we have a memory of the visit

1  Thank Vironment
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For years I didn't know Leicester had a cathedral. Richard lll discovery changed that. Its a lovely Cathedral with some great stained glass windows. An interesting modern choir area adds to the overall effect. Take time to read the very old memorial tablets and gravestones...More

1  Thank Alison C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a hidden gem, if you’ve not been here before it’s so beautiful inside King Richards Tomb there. The acoustics is so beautiful to hear when the music is playing from the organ. I recommended this place without a doubt.

2  Thank Kirrily L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You are greeted at the door by a volunteer so take the time to get a plan from them and have a chat. This is a small cathedral so it doesn’t take long to tour it. Enjoy the stained glass windows as they are beautiful...More

2  Thank Els2003
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