Visit Leicester and Leicestershire this summer
Enjoy a day out in Leicester this summer and visit the brand new visitor centre (opening end of July) to find out how the remains of King Richard III were discovered. Cross the road and explore Leicester Cathedral, with its new landscaped grounds, you'll see the memorial to King Richard III and an artist's impression of what the Cathedral will look like following the reinterment of the remains of the King next Spring.
You can't visit Leicestershire without a day out at Bosworth Heritage Centre where King Richard III lost his life in 1485. The annual re-enactment of the Battle of Bosworth takes place on 16th and 17th August.
You'll also enjoy a day at Twycross Zoo. There’s lots of new things to see this summer, a new baby elephant Esha and other new zoo babies, including two red-ruffed lemur and newly arrived zebra.
See our events listings for details of events and festivals taking place in Leicester and Leicestershire this summer such as the National Forest Woodfair, the Leicester Music Festival and Leicester Pride.
Visit these attractions ....
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
King Richard III Visitor Centre - NEW
Richard III Visitor Centre: Dynasty, Death and Discovery
OPENING 26th JULY 2014
Admission: adults £7.95, children (3-15 years) £4.75, concessions £7, family ticket (2+2) £21.50
More than 500 years after the death of the last English king to die in battle, the story of one of history’s most controversial monarchs will be brought to life once again in a stunning new visitor centre.
King Richard III – who was slain at Bosworth Field in 1485, brought back to Leicester and buried in a makeshift grave which lay lost for centuries – will once again take centre stage at a new exhibition which is due to open in summer 2014.
The striking old Leicester Grammar School building at St Martin’s Place is being transformed into the breath-taking new exhibition. The project will renovate both the inside and outside of the Victorian Gothic building to create two floors of exhibition space and a new covered area allowing visitors access to the original grave site in which Richard's remains were discovered in August 2012.