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Leicester Castle

A photograph of a remaining gateway to Leicester Castle. Leicester Castle was built around 1070, either by William the Conqueror or by Hugh de Grandsmesnil, the first Norman lord of Leicester. The castle fell into decay in the middle ages but is…

King Richard III Visitor Centre

A photograph of the skeleton of King Richard III, which was discovered under a Leicester car park in 2012. The Richard III Visitor Centre stands on the site of the medieval friary where Richard III was originally buried. Within a month of opening,…


A photograph of the Guildhall, Leicester. It is a Grade I listed timber framed building, with the earliest part dating from around 1390.

Leicester Caribbean Carnival

A photograph of a woman performing at Leicester Caribbean Carnival, wearing a costume that incorporates the flags of Jamaica and England. Leicester Caribbean Carnival started in 1985 and takes place on the first Saturday in August. As well as a…

National Space Centre

A photograph of the National Space Centre, with a statue of a cosmonaut in the foreground. Open since 2001, the National Space Centre is home to a Soyuz spacecraft, 6 exhibition galleries and a planetarium.

Leicester Cathedral

A photograph of the Cathedral Church of Saint Martin, commonly known as Leicester Cathedral. There has been a church dedicated to Saint Martin on the site since 1086. Leicester Cathedral is a Grade II listed building and, as of March 2015, is the…

Jewry Wall

A photograph of the Jewry Wall, Leicester. The wall is an existing part of a Roman building and is nearly 2000 years old. The Jewry Wall Museum site includes the wall, along with artefacts from Iron Age, Roman and medieval Leicester.