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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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Small but perfectly formed

In the same square as the Cathederal and the Richard III visitor centre, this little gem is really worth adding to your days activities. There is the actual hall itself and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

In the same square as the Cathederal and the Richard III visitor centre, this little gem is really worth adding to your days activities. There is the actual hall itself and a couple of rooms to visit, which shows the medieval architecture and then there is a small museum detailing the history of Leicester in medical times, with fascinating artifacts.... More 

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Situated behind the Cathedral. this gem is often missed. Serving as Town hall, Courthouse and Library at various points in history. The building is well preserved. Visit the cells and turn on the lights to see the inmates.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

For those of us who can easily suffer from museum overload the small guildhall museum is just the right size, giving visitors a nice feel for the history of Leicester. It has a little cafe attached, which we did not use. It is next door to the Cathedral.

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Havre Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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