Great Hall

The Midlands & the Marches

Clad in Georgian brickwork, the 12th-century Great Hall stands behind a 15th-century gate near the church of St Mary de Castro. Once used as a crown court, the 2017-restored hall retains Gothic Victorian furniture, a judge’s chair, a dock and jury benches. It's part of the De Montfort University Leicester (DMU), and is only open to the public during special events.

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Nearby The Midlands & the Marches attractions

1. Leicester Castle

0.01 MILES

Scattered around the Newarke Houses Museum are the ruins of Leicester's medieval castle, where Richard III spent his final days before the Battle of…

2. St Mary de Castro

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Geoffrey Chaucer married Philippa de Roet in 1366 at this Norman church in the former bailey of Leicester Castle.

3. Newarke Houses Museum


Sprawling over two 16th-century mansions, this entertaining museum details the lifestyle of locals through the centuries. Don't miss the walk-through…

4. Magazine

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The most impressive chunk of Leicester Castle's remaining masonry is the monumental gateway known as the Magazine, once a storehouse for cannonballs and…

5. Jewry Wall Museum

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This museum exploring the history of Leicester from Roman times to the modern day was undergoing renovations at the time of writing, and is expected to…

6. Guildhall

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Leicester's perfectly preserved 14th-century guildhall, one of England's finest, is reputed to be the city's most haunted building.

7. St Nicholas Church

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Dating from c 900, St Nicholas is Leicester's oldest place of worship, and incorporates tiles and masonry from Leicester's Roman baths. Hours can vary.

8. Leicester Cathedral

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Pride of place at this substantial medieval cathedral goes to the contemporary limestone tomb atop the vault where the remains of King Richard III were…