Historical Attractions in Leicester

Historical Attractions in Leicester

Explore New and Historical Attractions in Leicester

Leicester is a city that has a rich and diverse history, culture and heritage. It is one of the oldest cities in England, dating back to the Iron Age, and has been a centre of trade, industry, religion and education for centuries. It is also a city that embraces innovation, diversity and creativity, offering a range of attractions and places to visit that will appeal to all kinds of visitors. Here are some of the attractions that you should not miss when you visit Leicester:

  • The King Richard III Visitor Centre, which tells the fascinating story of the last Plantagenet king of England, who died at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 and whose remains were discovered under a car park in Leicester in 2012. You can learn about his life, death and legacy, see his reconstructed skeleton and facial reconstruction, and visit his tomb at the nearby Leicester Cathedral.
  • The National Space Centre, which is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space exploration and discovery. It has six interactive galleries, a 360-degree planetarium, a rocket tower and a simulator ride. You can see real rockets and satellites, learn about the solar system and the universe, and experience what it's like to be an astronaut.
  • The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, which is one of the oldest public museums in the country and has collections of natural history, archaeology, art and world cultures. You can see dinosaur fossils, Egyptian mummies, Picasso paintings and German Expressionist art. You can also enjoy temporary exhibitions, events and activities.
  • The Newarke Houses Museum, which is a social history museum that explores the lives of the people of Leicester from medieval times to the present day. It is housed in two historic buildings: Wygston's Chantry House and Skeffington House. You can see displays of toys, games, costumes, crafts and military history. You can also visit the gardens and the Turret Gateway.
  • The Curve Theatre, which is a state-of-the-art theatre that showcases some of the best local and national productions of drama, musicals, dance and comedy. It has a unique design that allows the audience to see behind-the-scenes of the theatre-making process. You can enjoy a variety of shows and events, as well as workshops, classes and tours.

These are just some of the many attractions that you can explore in Leicester. You can also visit other places such as Abbey Park, Belgrave Hall, Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester Market and more.

If you are looking for a place to stay in Leicester that is convenient, comfortable and affordable, then you should consider Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston Hotel. It is located next to Knighton Park, which gives you easy access to all parts of the city by bus or taxi. It is also close to some of the best attractions in Leicester, such as King Richard III Visitor Centre, National Space Centre and Curve Theatre. The Leicester hotel with free parking has modern rooms, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and smart TVs. It also has a fitness centre, a bar and a restaurant. Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston Hotel is a great place to stay in Leicester for exploring new and historical attractions.

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