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Leicester Guildhall

Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ, England
44 (0) 116 253 2569
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Ranked #9 of 57 Attractions in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This place was really interesting , children had fun reading up information about the past. Walking around together feels great knowing you are having family time.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Really enjoyed the visiting centre. I found myself getting very excited and couldn't wait to read the next bit of information about the battle. I think the excitement was created by the surroundings and sounds. The only thing I would change is the price! I would visit once, but not again with friends or take my friends children. If it... More

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Luxor, Egypt
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was surprised with whats on show here, it has a lot more to offer than what I was expecting from a visit to a Guildhall, well worth visiting when in Leicester.

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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

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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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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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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