King Richard III - reinterred at Leicester Cathedral 26th March

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The mortal remains of King Richard III have been reinterred in Leicester Cathedral. 

On Thursday 26th March a Service of Reinterment of the Mortal Remains of King Richard III took place at Leicester Cathedral. The service was held in the presence of the Most Rt Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury alongside representatives of the World Faiths. The tomb is now in place and can be seen by visitors to the Cathedral.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre is open to visitors fo enjoy the special events taking place over the Easter break. Book a costumed guided walk around the heritage centre, a walk with falcons or even a ghost walk.

Visitors can see how King Richard III was discovered in Leicester in 2012 at the King Richard III Visitor Centre and how the mortal remains were proved to be those of the King. The centre is open every day but it is advisable to book your tickets online before your visit.

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The week of events surrounding the reinterment of the mortal remains of King Richard III culminated with thousands of candles lighting up Jubilee Square and Leicester Cathedral and fireworks taking off from the roof of the Cathedral.
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Tipped by The Lonely Planet as one of the 'hottest' attractions in the world for 2015.
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Follow the fortunes of four characters from the Battle of Bosworth and hear their stories during this turbulent time.
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Where did King Richard III stay on the night before the Battle of Bosworth?  Who, in the crowds, predicted his downfall and where were his mortal remains discovered?
Book a guided walk, postcards, mugs, or buy a book on the life and death of King Richard III - buy online here.
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Fly in a Cessna 172 aircraft over King Richard’s final battle route from the Blue Boar Inn in Leicester via Bow Bridge and out to Bosworth along the Old Roman Road.
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This short break includes bed and breakfast for two people at the Ramada Encore Leicester City Centre hotel or the Hinckley Island hotel and a choice of 3 out of 5 King Richard III experiences.
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Visit five sites in the city with a strong connection to King Richard III during the days leading up to the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. It continues into the countryside to Bosworth and other locations linked to King Richard’s reign.
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Last updated March 2015