Leicester Cathedral - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Leicester Cathedral
Leicester Cathedral is at the physical heart of our city and county. This church, built on the site of a Roman temple and dedicated to St Martin of Tours, has been embedded in the public, economic, cultural and religious life of this community since medieval times. The building you see today is predominantly Victorian. The tower and 220 foot spire were designed by the architect Raphael Brandon and were rebuilt in the 1860s. It was one of the main pilgrimage centre as well as a tourist attraction
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Attractions Near Leicester Cathedral
The Guildhall Museum
0.04km from Leicester Cathedral
The Guildhall Museum is a fun place where visitors can discover the history of Rochester and Medway in a museum for all the family. The museum was founded in 1897, in honor of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee. The collection includes artifacts associated with Rochester from prehistoric times to the present day. Works of art in the museum include a painting by Hendrik Frans van Lint depicting a classical Italian landscape.
King Richard III Visitor Centre
0.08km from Leicester Cathedral
King Richard III Visitor Centre is an establishment in Leicester, England, that showcases the life of King Richard III and the story of how his remains were discovered in 2012. The centre opened in 2014 on the site of Greyfriars, the medieval friary where the King was originally buried. The visitor centre occupies a former school next to the car park where King Richard's remains were found during excavations in 2012/2013. Because of worldwide interest in the discovery, Leicester City Council qui
Jewry Wall Museum
0.27km from Leicester Cathedral
The Jewry Wall Museum is a museum in Leicester. It was built in the 1960s, facing the Jewry Wall ruins in a building shared with Vaughan College. It housed artifacts from Iron Age, Roman, and medieval Leicester. The museum grounds contain one of Leicester’s most famous landmarks, the Jewry Wall, part of the Roman town's public baths. It is one of the tallest surviving pieces of Roman masonry in the country.
0.27km from Leicester Cathedral
Leicester Market has been a place of social and cultural importance since the 13th century when it became the centre for trade in the area. It hosts a fantastic range of stalls and events. Fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat and much more. The light and airy food hall has won several awards including Britain’s Best Food Market 2015.
The Clock Tower
0.33km from Leicester Cathedral
Clock Tower, one of the city´s best known and most iconic landmarks was built originally as a solution to traffic congestion on the site of the town´s former hay and straw market in 1868. It was built mostly in Ketton stone with a base of Mountsorrel granite, and incorporates column shafts made of polished Peterhead granite and serpentine.
St Mary De Castro Church
0.34km from Leicester Cathedral
St Mary de Castro is a 12th century parish church in the heart of Mediaeval Leicester and its needle-crocketed spire has dominated the Leicester skyline since the beginning of the 15th century. It is believed to have been the first church in the UK to be viewable online using Google Streetview, having been photographed in August 2012.
Discover More Attractions in Leicestershire, Home of Leicester Cathedral
Leicestershire is a landlocked county in the English Midlands, being within the East Midlands. Leicestershire takes its name from the city of Leicester located at its centre and administered separately from the rest of the county. The ceremonial county – the non-metropolitan county plus the city of Leicester – has a total population of just over 1 million, more than half of which lives in the Leicester Urban Area.