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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 #14 of 136 things to do in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A quirky building wih a fascinating history. Worth a visit if you are passing on your way to the cathedral or Richard III Centre. Entrance is free but it is not particularly well presented with bare rooms and old information boards. Stairs, no lift.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Well worth a visit. View the old Guildhall and see what it was like in old Leicester. Near to Richard 3rd Centre and Cathedral.

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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a real hidden gem, completely free with friendly staff and lots of interesting nooks and crannys to explore. Standing in the courtyard you are transported back to medieval times, the architecture and furniture just have to be seen to be believed, there's even a dungeon to scare your kids if they misbehave! There are often concerts held here... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's a little gem tucked away by the cathedral in Leicester - old and interesting inside and out. And it is free admission.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is an impressive medieval timber-framed Guildhall in a quiet street: one of the few historic buildings in Leicester. It is definitely worth visiting.

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

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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29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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