Leicester Cathedral, See & Do in Leicester

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Leicester Cathedral

*DUE TO COVID-19 LEICESTER CATHEDRAL IS OPEN FOR PRAYER, BUT NO PUBLIC WORSHIP SERVICES WILL TAKE PLACE*

Leicester Cathedral lies at the heart of Leicester's Old Town.

The cathedral is open for visitors and all are welcome within its doors. From the fine stained glass to the story and tomb of King Richard III, explore over 900 years of history in this peaceful and beautiful building. 

The tranquil Cathedral Gardens surround the cathedral. A quiet space in the heart of the city, the gardens are made up of areas of lawn, flower beds, seating areas and a water feature. The gardens are also home to two pieces of public art: the iconic bronze statue of King Richard III, commissioned by the Richard III Society in 1980, and the sculpture 'Towards Stillness' – an installation representing a timeline of the King's life, especially commissioned for the occasion of his reinterment.

Please note that the cathedral operates as a place of worship and prayer. The tomb of King Richard III is not accessible during services, and the cathedral closes during the mid-day Eucharist as well as occasionally for special services. If you are travelling a long way we suggest you call ahead to ensure the cathedral will be open.

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Visitor Details

Key Information

Peacock Lane, Leicester, LE1 5PZ

Tel: +44 (0)116 261 5357

Opening Times

Opening hours (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday12:30 - 14:30
Bank HolidayOpen

* The opening times listed are the times when the tomb of King Richard III is accessible to visitors. The cathedral may be closed for special services. For details of all services, please see the Leicester Cathedral website.

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