Discover the trail of King Richard III in Leicester and Leicestershire

Richard III visitor centre

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In the city, the King Richard III Visitor Centre stands on the site of the medieval friary of the Grey Friars where the king’s remains were buried over 500 years ago. The exhibition gives visitors a chance to learn more about the King’s life and death – and to understand the huge events that led to his hasty burial and eventual rediscovery.

Visitors can see the exact place where Richard’s remains were buried over 500 years ago and this poignant place has been transformed into a glass-floored contemplative space for visitors.

In the county the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre is open to visitors to explore the stories of characters that would have been at the battle, and can enjoy special events taking place throughout the year.  

Every year a re-enactment of the battle takes place in August when thousands of visitors come for the weekend to experience the sights and sounds of battle. Book a costumed guided walk around the heritage centre, a walk with falcons or even a ghost walk.