Posted 3 years ago by Snizl for Visit Leicester
Heritage Sundays at Leicester Castle Great Hall
About this Event
Clustered around The Newarke and De Montfort University campus, just minutes from the city centre, are remarkable buildings that tell the story of Leicester from its medieval origins to its manufacturing heyday.
During the last Sunday of the month visitors can explore some of these historic places free of charge. The area also has lovely outdoor spaces to discover including Castle Gardens and the tranquillity of some of the city's beautiful secret gardens.
Guided tours of Leicester Castle Great Hall (from March 2018) and the Magazine are available on the last Sunday of the month with a Blue Badge Guide. Booking essential. £2.50 per building or £4 for tours of both on the same day. Each tour lasts one hour. Book at Visit Leicester Information Centre in person on over the phone.
Tour times: 11am The Magazine, 12.30pm Leicester Castle Great Hall. Please note tours are not suitable for small children who may need to be carried; there are stairs at both sites. Suitable footwear is advisable.
This July, you'll be able to hear Ruth Fraser from the Leicestershire Guild of Storytellers perform Lies and Legends throughout Heritage Sunday. She will be telling the stories of legendary Leicester people, from the founding of the city through to Simon de Montfort, Daniel Lambert – once renowned as the heaviest man in England – highway robbers, terrifying witches and naughty monks.
The first storytelling session will be at 11.30am to 12 in DMU Heritage Centre; the second from 1pm to 1.30pm in Trinity Hospital Chapel and lastly 2pm to 2.30pm in Leicester Castle.