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Leicester Cathedral

Resting place of King Richard III.

Leicester, Leicestershire

Opening times

Normal entry times to visit as a tourist or to see the tomb of King Richard III are:
Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm.
Sunday: 12.30pm to 2.30pm.


Peacock Lane

The Normans began the construction of the original St Martin’s church of around 900 years ago. 

It was rebuilt and enlarged between the 13th and 15th centuries and became the ‘Civic Church’, with strong links with the merchants and guilds (with the Guildhall being located nearby).

Just over 100 years ago the Victorian Architect, Raphael Brandon, magnificently restored and, in places, rebuilt the church, including the addition of a 220ft spire. 

When the Diocese of Leicester was re-established in 1927, the church was hallowed as Leicester Cathedral.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Train station within 250m

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Café within 500m

  • Café in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

Contact information

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