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Heritage of Leicester

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Look at Leicester: Children's Activity Trail

Children's Activity Trail

If you know where to look, there is a secret Leicester, full of fantastical creatures, mysterious people and hints of a forgotten past. Follow the two trails and keep your eyes peeled to discover where the city’s gems are hidden.

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Heritage Sundays

Leicester Castle

On the last Sunday of the month, and on special days as part of the City Festival visit The Magazine, Leicester's 15th century entrance gateway and the historic Newarke and Leicester Castle area.

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Heritage Open Days

Wygston's House

Heritage Open Days celebrates England's fantastic architecture and history by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.

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Story of Leicester

Clock Tower detail

Discover Leicester's 2000-year old history and heritage, from its Iron Age beginnings to present day.

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Heritage Panels in Leicester

Clock Tower Heritage Panel Thumbnail

Discover and celebrate the hidden heritage buildings in Leicester through the Story of Leicester Heritage panels.

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Thomas Cook's Leicester Walking Trail

Thomas Cook's Leicester Walking Trail

The trail includes the site of the Campbell Street Station, the Thomas Cook building from where excursions were sold, the coffee houses Cook set up in the town to provide a non-alcoholic alternative to pubs, the chapels he visited and the museum where his son donated material collected from his world travels.

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Leicester Top Trumps

Leicester Top Trumps

Leicester's own version of the famous card game! Discover the buildings and places that link us with the past and a unique souvenir for visitors to our city.

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Leicester's Historic Villages

Aylestone

Leicester's suburbs were once villages in their own right. These areas are full of character and history.

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Guided Walks

The Guildhall

Discover the city's heritage on foot on a guided walk.

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Belgrave Hall & Gardens

Belgrave Hall & Gardens

Belgrave Hall provides an oasis of peace and calm in a busy city. The historic house is in the midst of two acres of serene walled gardens. The hall is open for special events and from April - September, the gardens are open every Wednesday and the first full weekend of the month, 11am - 4.30pm.

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