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Lord Leycester Hospital

High St., Warwick CV34 4BH, England
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Warwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: The Lord Leycester Hospital is a large grouping of historic Elizabethan Houses and has no medical connections at all! It is in fact very much like... more »
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Bicester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We visited Warwick and picked up a leaflet from the Tourist Office. This was on there, and not being sure what to expect we walked the brief 5 minutes from the Tourist Office and found ourselves at a building that transported us back to another time. One of the Brethren (Br Bill Burford) was collecting admission fees and gave us... More

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San Diego, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Established in 1571 by Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester as a retirement home for soldiers, parts of the compound date to as early as 1126. Charmingly still run by the current "brothers," it is quintessentially Tudor.

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Portland, Oregon
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Straight out of the 16th Century and seemingly unchanged from that time. The brothers were fascinating and the self-guided tour (we were the only tourists there) enchanting. I wish we'd made it to the cafe for tea, but we were there too late. Buy a tea towel from the gift shop and support this incredible slice of history!

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Bolton, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We didn't manage to get inside as they were closed due to there being a wedding, however we must have been there half an hour taking pictures and talking to a lovely resident called Bill. Dressed in his full uniform and proudly talking about the history of the building, we could have stayed listening to his stories all day. We... More

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Liverpool, England
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our friends got married here. It was a beautiful place for a wedding and the staff were great and ensured things went smoothly. It's a lovely building and definitely worth a visit, wedding or no wedding.

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Burntwood, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a lovely day we had. We all had a light lunch in the Bretheren's kitchin & this was followed by a tour by the Master Malcolm around the Lord Leycester. So much information dating back to the 14th century. Visiting the beautiful typical old Enlish gardens. Then we called into the shop where one of the Brethern's was serving.... More

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south yorks
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Has the title suggests just came across this attraction visiting Warwick for a coffee before we went home, so glad we did very interesting . The guide in the queens royal hussars museum asked us if we just wanted to browse or did we want him to pin point things out, so glad we chose the latter, as his knowledge... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Never used for the sick, established during Queen Elizabeth time for retired soldiers to inhabit. Fantastic timber framed building often used for filming, ie Shakespeare in love. Old English gardens. A short hour, but don't miss this one.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

After or dissapointment with Warwick Castle, our plan B was to visit this 'hospital' and it did not dissapoint. Interesting architecture and a well described tour. The men were very helpful and made us feel welcomed. The kitchen had a good range and the brew was well worth it! The garden was very beautiful and I felt at one with... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Having worked and lived near Warwick we have never visited The Lord Leycester hospital before. What a lovely visit. The staff were more than helpful both at reception, in the museum, the gardens and in the restaurant, all being extremely knowledgeable and more than willing to share with us. The local literature only mentioned the gardens but it is well... More

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