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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 #11 of 42 Attractions in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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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140 reviews 140 reviews
57 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Set in old Leicester this small hall was fascinating and it's amazing to think that being built in 1390 it was built nearly 100 years before the death of Richard III whose body was found nearby. It is also close to the Cathedral where he will be laid to rest in 2015 so there are several things to see in... More 

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dorset england
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

this was a great place to visit . Amazing historical building, very atmospheric inside, friendly staff, and free too!

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60 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

An ancient building close to the city centre and other attractions. Not an awful lot to see but it's free.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nothing to dislike about this place, has a feeling of warmth and history every time we go. Got married there sept. 2012, fantastic venue, went last week for a Blitz show, excellent again, love to walk around there whenever we are in town

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