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Leicester Guildhall

Address: Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ, England
Phone Number: 44 (0) 116 253 2569
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Ranked #7 of 45 Attractions in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

First of all this is not Disney you won't find any large mice roller coasters or mock Vintage stage shows this is real the Guildhall is one of the oldest buildings left in Leicester. It is quietly passing the centuries unspoiled by modern dressing. There is a new entrance reception coffeehouse adjacent to the Guildhall which sits in recently updated... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Wonderful old part of Leicester that was almost demolished, but was saved. Thank goodness it was rescued.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

I married my husband here in August 2010 and I can't praise it enough. If you are looking for somewhere away from a church but want history and character this is the place! - there was even a ghost on one of our photos!!! The staff were friendly and helpful and the guests were impressed;-)

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swindon wiltshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

advertised a Victorian chritmas theam only got there and it was finished nothing on poor and disappointed it used to be good there years ago but so much changes

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

visited it several times over the last couple of years, you can visit so long as there isn't a wedding on, which are often held in the main hall. We like it very much and visit most times we are in leicester. Lots of medieval history.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
57 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Walked up to visit Guildhall was very disappointed to see sign saying it is closed November to January. No mention on website and leaflets when we looked. Event was on but wasn't of interest to us.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I like this place because of the history within its walls However, many would think it isn't suitable for young kids but my kids are weird and are easily bored by anything interesting but will happily rave about it later Personally I think the place needs life and modernising slightly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Fantastic piece of history this place usually visit in the school hols.game of table tennis outside for the kids when weather nice.the old cells,the kids even to this day dare each other to turn the light on and see the prisoner sat there always gives them a fright.:)well worth a visit very friendly informative staff too.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a wonderful place to find the history of Leicester.Please make a visit to the gift shop and take a look

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Dayton, Ohio
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11 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Guildhall is well worth an hour or so to learn about medieval English architecture and history. It is very easy to find and close to the outdoor pedestrian shopping area in downtown Leicester.

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