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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Visited Cathedral and centre

We went to see Richard 3rd lying in state queued for about 3 half hours. Well worth just to be part of occasion. Brilliant people al very kind free drinks and sweets to help wait... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Leicester
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Leicester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We went to see Richard 3rd lying in state queued for about 3 half hours. Well worth just to be part of occasion. Brilliant people al very kind free drinks and sweets to help wait. Well done to all volenteers and helpers. We enjoyed our day.

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Leicester
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131 reviews 131 reviews
23 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

As a child over 50 years ago the summer holidays always included a trip to the museum's. It was usually the Magazine, Newark House, New Walk and the Guildhall. It was great to see yesterday that while the information and signage in the Guildhall has been brought up to date and there are now printed trails and activities available for... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The Guildhall is just behind the cathedral and well worth a quick visit. Entrance is free and you just take yourself round. It is a fascinating old building with some interesting history. Depending on the person 30mins to an hour to look round. Kids will enjoy looking into the old prison cells. I would recommend a visit.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Linked this in with a visit to richard third centre, very interesting place to see,and what wonderful woodwork

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East Midlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A wonderfully maintained historic bulding, in the heart of Leicester. This place has so much history, you can almost feel it! Ghost nights are held here and, although I've never been to one, I'm sure they must be incredibly spooky events, as even in the daytime you can feel there's a certain energy about the place.

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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

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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