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Lord Leycester Hospital

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Address: High St., Warwick CV34 4BH, England
Phone Number: 44-1926-491-22
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Now a retirement home for ex servicemen

This beautiful old Elizabethan building was erected in 1571 for the 1st Earl of Leicester, Robert Dudley. For nearly 200 years it served as the home of the Medieval Guilds. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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435 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful old Elizabethan building was erected in 1571 for the 1st Earl of Leicester, Robert Dudley. For nearly 200 years it served as the home of the Medieval Guilds. It is situated next to West Gate in Warwick High Street. Now a lovely retirement home for ex service men.

2 Thank JonathanSuch2013
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in and around Warwick this is a must visit, you will only need about an hour max but it is very interesting. For Dr Who fans, the Shakespeare episode was partly filmed here. There is also a fantastic tearoom called "The Brethren's Kitchen" on site, just follow the teapot.

3 Thank Chris C
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lord Leycester Hospital is a treat for visitors who appreciate genuine medieval half-timbered English houses. It's not a medical establishment, but rather a residential home for retired military personnel, a role it has played since the 16th century. Eight "Brothers" live here (one of whom will eagerly tell you about the place on your arrival), and a Master presides over... More 

2 Thank Julian C
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best building in Warwick. Properly old with original beams and walls and very atmospheric. Enjoyed it a lot. Much better than the castle.

1 Thank Raquelle19
Greater London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Start your visit by listening to one of the volunteers explain what you are about to see. Then follow the route and enjoy what comes to life. When in the Guild Room please take the opportunity to listen to another volunteer explain (with your input) what it contains and about the battle of Waterloo - fascinating. Finally take tea, the... More 

1 Thank Dick G
Dalkey, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here whilst in Warwick. We're met by brother Bill. Charming person who is passionate about the place. Spent at least half an hour talking to us and gave us a very full and comprehensive history of the place. Fascinating displays. The building is very old and oozes with charm. Well worth a visit.

Thank Trevor W
South West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

A lovely collection of black and white timbered buildings with a fantastic history There is also the Masters garden which is a fine hidden treasure .The Chapel is also a must to see .The brothers are knowledgable and charming guides

Thank Brenda R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Easy stroll from both Warwick City Centre and our b & b Park Cottage - interesting chatting to the "brothers", all ex-servicemen. Pretty gardens, great hall and views from up the steps where the small chapel is situated.

Thank MarilynK4
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

A morning rise in Warwick. Right on this Warwick gate are wood buildings surviving from the 15th century. It's a hospital but not in the medical sense, but the medieval sense of an institution of charity. This is one of the very well maintain medieval buildings in Warwick and one of the prettiest in my road trip. I keep seeing... More 

1 Thank JuiTeoh
Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Went on an organised visit to Lord Lycester Hospital yesterday and had a wonderful experience.We had a tour conducted by the Master who is the man responsiblle for running the hospital,which as he explained is not a hospital as we expect but just a resting placed for retired members of the armed forces. It was a lovely chapel which they... More 

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