Leicestershire

City Centre

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Overview

Leave the National Space Centre and head to the ruins of Leicester Abbey. Cross Abbey Park and pass the Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower to take in Jewry Wall and the adjacent museum. Tour Leicester Cathedral, visit the old Guildhall and King Richard III Visitor Centre before reaching Leicester Castle. Explore Newarke House Museum and finish at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.

National Space Centre

It’s out of this world – take a visit to the National Space Centre and tour the galleries, exhibits and interactive displays, the Sir Patrick Moore planetarium and the impressive Rocket Tower.

Leicester Abbey

Wander the ruins of the 12th century Leicester Abbey – home to the grave of Sir Thomas Wolsey. Close by you can discover the recreated Lavender Maze Garden, built on the site of a former rose garden.

Clock Tower

The Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower is a famous landmark. Standing 35 ft tall, the memorial was built to commemorate local benefactors to the city.

Jewry Wall

The remains of the town centre Roman bath house stand over 9m high. You can visit the Jewry Wall Museum and discover the archaeology and the history of the city’s people.

Leicester Cathedral

Built on the site of a Roman temple, visitors can enjoy the ornate architecture and stained glass of Leicester Cathedral which also houses a memorial to King Richard III.

The Guildhall

Dating back to the 14th century, the timber framed Guildhall is an historic meeting place that has served a number of purposes down the years. Today the Guildhall houses a museum and gallery allowing visitors to explore the medieval history of Leicester.

King Richard III Visitor Centre

The King Richard III Visitor Centre is an award winning attraction that charts the life and times of King Richard III to his death at the 1485 Battle of Bosworth Field and whose body was rapidly interred in Leicester. The skeleton was discovered in excavations of a car park in Leicester in 2012.

Leicester Castle

Visitors can explore Leicester Castle, which dates back to the 11th century – take a tour to unearth the history of this building which has played a central role in Leicester life through the years.

Newarke Houses Museum

Made up of two houses – Wygston’s Chantry House and Skeffington House, Newarke House Museum and Gardens describes the social history of Leicester and also includes the museum of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment which won battle honours in 1695 at the siege of Namur to 1952 in Korea.

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

Opened in the mid 19th century, the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery contain a series of attractions, galleries and exhibits relating to the natural and cultural worlds – visit the dinosaurs, the Egyptians and the Picasso Ceramics.

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Twinlakes Park

Melton Spinney Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4SB

Countrywide Paintball- Leicestershire

Burroughs Road, Ratby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE6 0XZ

TeamSport Indoor Karting- Leicester

Unit 8, 2 New Star Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 9JD

Travelodge Leicester Central

Travelodge, Vaughan Way, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 4NN

About the City Centre Trail

Distance:7 miles
Cities / Towns:10
Number Of Businesses:4

From the National Space Centre next to the River Soar head to the ruins of Leicester Abbey before walking through Abbey Park and arriving at the landmark Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower. Investigate the history of Jewry Wall and the adjacent museum before exploring Leicester Cathedral. Take in the old Guildhall and visit the King Richard III Visitor Centre before making for Leicester Castle. Explore Newarke House Museum before finishing your tour at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.

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Out of this World

One for the space enthusiasts – explore the history of space travel at the National Space Centre – tour the rockets and displays and get ready for lift off!

Richard III

If you are interested in the history of Richard III then there is plenty on offer – take in the Richard III Visitor Centre for a range of exhibits and head to Leicester Cathedral where the monarch remains lie entombed in a memorial stone.

Historic Leicester

The trail offers an insight into the history of Leicester – from the Roman Jewry Wall and Museum, to the Guildhall and Leicester Castle there is plenty for visitors to see and do.

Also Nearby

Twinlakes Park

Melton Spinney Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4SB

Countrywide Paintball- Leicestershire

Burroughs Road, Ratby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE6 0XZ

TeamSport Indoor Karting- Leicester

Unit 8, 2 New Star Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 9JD

Travelodge Leicester Central

Travelodge, Vaughan Way, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 4NN

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