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image for Historic Site item typeGreyfriars Monastery at Leicester

Historic Site, free entry

Greyfriars Monastery Wall

Greyfriars Monastery Wall

Contact

0116

Address

LE1 1AG

Details

King Richard III was a regular visitor to Leicester and spent his last days here before his death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. He was buried in the chapel of Greyfriars Monastery, but it is believed that some years later his bones were dug up and thrown into the River Soar.

A plaque to show the location of Greyfriars Monastery can be found on New Street in Leicester's city centre.

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SK 591066  Lat: 52.65401 Long: -1.12762

Leicester is accessible from junction 21 of the M1 and from all of the major A roads in Leicestershire.