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The Great Hidden Leicester

Leicester Castle is a remarkable part of Leicester’s history. Thoroughly enjoyed the paid tour by... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
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Nice, historic spot close to the city centre

The Castle and Castle Gardens are a quiet, hidden gem within easy walking distance of the city... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Leicester, United Kingdom
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29 Jul 2018
“The Great Hidden Leicester”
27 Jul 2018
“Nice, historic spot close to the city centre”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Having been to Leicester many times in the past - i didn't even know there had been a castle. The remains of the castle mound (after the bolwing club chopped the top off) are impressive, with interesting local views. A true hidden little gem, well...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Leicester Castle is a remarkable part of Leicester’s history. Thoroughly enjoyed the paid tour by Blue Badge Guide (at £2 it was value for money). Learning that the original building was a grand piece of work & larger than the, then, Great Hall at Westminster...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

The Castle and Castle Gardens are a quiet, hidden gem within easy walking distance of the city centre. Well planted, quiet and there is quite a lot of history in this part of the city. The general surrounding area had also benefited from DMU investment.

Thank MLambert51
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Castle gardens is a hidden gem! Lots of history hidden away in the city centre. The motte and bailey is pretty disappointing because it’s just a mound with some average views! However, you still get a feel for what Leicester was like during medieval and...More

2  Thank Ross H
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This one kept me guessing before I got there, and when I was there, and even now, having been there. I had read somewhere that Leicester Castle was open last Sunday of every month, so had timed my visit accordingly. So! When I got there,...More

2  Thank travelisbliss22
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Visited the Castle Park for the first time, it is a decent size park with lots of nice flowers and lot of information about the Roman age and stuff like that.

Thank sarkozieszti
Reviewed 26 December 2016

didnt even know there is a castle in leicester, would be nice if prmoted better, good luck finding it

Thank lsgworldl
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Yes, turned out that it's closed off for renovation and adaption by De Montfort university so looking forward to that. However the stroll while looking for the castle was fantastic. The castle gardens are an attraction definitely. Beautiful gardens over the river Soar. Then I...More

3  Thank Amin A
Reviewed 26 August 2016

About: Leicester Castle was built over the Roman town walls. The castle was probably built around 1070. The historic city of Leicester was founded by the Romans and has many things to see and do. Great place to be for history lovers. Leicester is one...More

3  Thank sultan c
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Leicester Castle - Great Hall De Montfort University, according to the information sign, is adapting the access and parts of the interior for use by the University's business school. The historical rooms will remain both unaltered and accessible by the public. However, the Business School...More

2  Thank Derettens O
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