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Leicester City in England

Leicester city, with 2000 years of history, the city of Leicester in England is a perfect place to visit if you want to combine a love of sport with culture and incredible scenery and local village life.

 

Highlights

 

  • Richard III - Visitors to Leicester can absorb themselves in the life and death of Richard III through a number of walking tours, short breaks and the recently opened visitor centre which is open from 10am to 4pm each day (until 5pm on Saturdays and Bank Holidays).

 

  • Leicester Cathedral - The burial place of Richard III after the discovery of his body in a car park in 2015. This cathedral is on the site of a Roman temple and has existed since medieval times. Features cathedral gardens and bells as well as a very impressive organ. Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12.30 - 2.30pm for visits to the tomb. Various times for general worship.

 

  • Curve - In the heart of the cultural quarter this theatre offers major productions and is a state of the art performance space. The curved facade is a beautiful structure of glass and steel while the inside can be enjoyed from within the cafe. The theatre is a registered charity and holds events aimed at improving the local community. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 11pm. Closed bank holidays.

 

  • National Space Centre - Interactive galleries, a 3D simulator, a rocket tower and the Uk’s largest planetarium. Space inspired displays including satellites, spacesuits and meteorites. Perfect for families with a cafe. Open Monday to friday 10am - 4pm, saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm.

 

Description

 

Leicester is the 11th largest city in England and sits in the heart of the Midlands. As one of the UK’s oldest cities, it is full to the brim with historical sites including cathedrals, castles and medieval sites. For those who love a bit of shopping the city enjoys two large malls featuring fine shopping, cinemas and restaurants.

 

Lovers of the outdoors will enjoy the local countryside with its pretty villages and rolling hills. Much of the city is now devoted to the famous discovery of Richard III and history buffs can take walking tours and visit the place of his burial.

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