Lord Leycester Hospital

sights / Architecture

Lonely Planet review

Charmingly leaning against the Westgate and a survivor of the 1694 fire, the wonderfully wonky Lord Leycester Hospital has been used as a retirement home for soldiers (but not as a hospital) since 1571. Visitors can wander round the chapel, guildhall, regimental museum and restored walled garden, which includes a knot garden and a Norman arch.