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Leicester Guildhall

Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ, England
44 (0) 116 253 2569
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Ranked #8 of 54 attractions in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Popped in while doing some geocaching. Amazing buildings, staff very helpful and had lots if information about king Richard . Shame we couldn't get the truth out of who was visiting the cathedral. We thought it was prince William, as the security was huge. Think it was the Dyke of Gloucester though.

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Leicestershire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

In common with many other cities Leicester replaced much of its history with concrete in the '60s and sadly much later. Well worth a visit, even for non-specialists; don't miss the old library (upstairs) and the old police cells. Very handy toilets,too. The Guildhall lend itself very well to concerts and other performances - please don't be put off by... More

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East Anglia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Free, exhibition. Takes about an hour in all seeing everything, interesting though. Believe it looks out onto the car park site where King Richard's body was discovered - there was lots of road and construction work going on around it!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been here several times now and I am always amazed! There is a lovely clock in the courtyard, which after chatting to staff found out was a reproduction of one that is housed in a nearby church, that I have yet to visit. The staff are really helpful and even rang me to tell me when a book... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We visited the Guild hall primarily to see the Richard 111 exhibition before it moves to the purpose built centre later his year. It was worth the visit but little did we realise that the Guild Hall itself was fascinating and gave an insight into life in Leicester in times gone by. There is no charge to visit this building... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Adjacent to the current location of the Richard III discovery exhibition, this wonderful building is really worth the time to walk around. Fantastic beamed construction, rickety floors, wobbly beams - all very atmospheric. Be sure to go upstairs and also into the cells area too.

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Oxford
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This building is certainly worth a visit with a lot of it being in its original state. Currently have an exhibition on describing the locating of the remains of Richard III. Well set out.

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This old Guildhall is well worth a visit, one finds it hard to believe it is all so old. It was part of the Richard 111 exhibition, which is all so interesting. Information of the find of King Richard in the car park and tracing that it really is him.

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

A fantastic complex, the hall itself takes you back in time. The fire in the winter is terrific, just a shame that your back freezes!

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Moreton, null, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We went to see the exhibition on King Richard III and found so much more. This is a beautiful old building.

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