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Leicester Guildhall

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Address: Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ, England
Phone Number: 44 (0) 116 253 2569
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The Guildhall is a must-see for anyone interested in ancient buildings. It easy to be taken back in time while there and it's gratifying to know that some things are worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Guildhall is a must-see for anyone interested in ancient buildings. It easy to be taken back in time while there and it's gratifying to know that some things are worth preserving.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The building is very old and there were some display boards about Medieval Leicester but not a lot to see - good for a quick visit if you are also going to the cathedral and / or Richard III exhibition

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Leicester Guildhall is a fascinating medieval time-capsule, full of interesting architectural details at every turn. You get a delightful shiver at the thought that you are walking in the footsteps of people who worked there 500 years before you. A lovely place for an afternoon's visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Took my little boy to visit the famous leicester guildhall as one of the citys oldest buildings its steeped in history with its old cells and courtyard theres a fantastic clock in the courtyard and gorgeous fireplace in the room downstairs you walk up the stairs and they creek you can imagine who trod them stairs before in years gone... More 

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Sheffield, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Walked out of Leicester Cathedral and straight into this Leicester Guildhall. Leicester Guildhall is stated in the title the place where all the mediveal guilds used to meet and conduct their business. In later years it became Leicester Town Hall and also a court house / prison. It houses a small exhibition on life in medieval Leicester. You can view... More 

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Udine, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Right in the centre, in the pedestrian area, can't miss it. Very well preserved. A must see in Leicester.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is well located next to Leicester cathedral and near the KRiii visitor centre so you can see all in a day. The guildhall is free to look around and has a small exhibition. In total you need an hour to do it justice. It is an amazing old building that has been lovingly preserved and is an amazing part... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The archaeological exhibits were very well done. Visiting the Guildhall felt like being in the past.

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Datchet, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Almost in it's original state with the old wood beams and huge fireplace. They had an art exhibition when I went.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Right in the heart of old Leicester. A must see free place to visit. The rooms are truly well preserved.

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