Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Leicester, United Kingdom


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 11 sights
Distance 6.4 km
Ascend 82 m
Descend 101 m

Experience Leicester in United Kingdom in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in LeicesterIndividual Sights in Leicester

Sight 1: St Saviour

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St Saviour's Church, Leicester is a Grade II* listed former parish church in the Church of England in Leicester, Leicestershire.

Wikipedia: St Saviour's Church, Leicester (EN)

1642 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 2: Curve

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Curve Theatre is a theatre in Leicester, England, based in the cultural quarter in Leicester City Centre. Before being named Curve, it was referred to as Leicester Performing Arts Centre. It is adjacent to the Leicester Athena conference and banqueting centre.

Wikipedia: Curve (theatre) (EN), Website

419 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: ISKCON

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ISKCON Leicester is a Hare Krishna temple located in central Leicester, in the East Midlands region of England. The temple is one of sixteen religious and cultural centers run by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in the United Kingdom. The temple follows the Krishnaism or Krishna-centric traditions of the Gaudiya Vaishnava denomination within Hinduism. Their philosophy is based on Sanskrit texts known as the Bhagavad Gita and the Bhagavat Purana. Unlike some forms of Hinduism, the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition is monotheistic and worship Krishna as the highest form of God and the source of all the avatars of God.

Wikipedia: ISKCON Leicester (EN)

470 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: Greyfriars Church

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Greyfriars, Leicester, was a friary of the Order of Friars Minor, commonly known as the Franciscans, established on the west side of Leicester by 1250, and dissolved in 1535. Following dissolution the friary was demolished and the site levelled, subdivided, and developed over the following centuries. The locality has retained the name Greyfriars particularly in the streets named "Grey Friars", and the older "Friar Lane".

Wikipedia: Greyfriars, Leicester (EN)

516 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: St Mary de Castro

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St Mary de Castro is an ancient, Grade I listed church in Leicester, England, located within the former bailey of Leicester Castle. Today it acts as a parish church in the Church of England's diocese of Leicester. "St Mary de Castro" is Latin for "St Mary of the Castle"; a name chosen to differentiate from nearby "St Mary de Pratis": "St. Mary of the Meadows".

Wikipedia: Church of St Mary de Castro, Leicester (EN), Website, Heritage Website

221 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Newarke Houses Museum

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The Newarke Houses Museum is a public museum in Leicester, England. It incorporates the museum of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment, and has a range of exhibits illustrating post-medieval and contemporary Leicester. The museum is close to the 15th century Magazine Gateway and within the precincts of the medieval 'Newarke', the 'New Work' of Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster. The museum stands in the middle of the De Montfort University campus.

Wikipedia: Newarke Houses Museum (EN), Website

125 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Magazine Gateway

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The Magazine Gateway is a Grade I listed building in Leicester. Now a solitary landmark alongside Leicester ringroad, it was originally the main gateway of a walled enclosure built around 1400, giving access to the religious precinct of The Newarke. The vaulted archway was open to traffic until 1905. The gatehouse rooms were variously used as a porter's lodge, guest accommodation, prison, militia building, and regimental museum. It is now a building managed by the Leicester Museum Service, and is generally only open to the public by arrangement.

Wikipedia: Magazine Gateway (EN)

749 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 8: Holy Trinity

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Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Church (HTL Church) is an Anglican parish church in Leicester, England.

Wikipedia: Holy Trinity Church, Leicester (EN)

247 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Leicester Museum and Art Gallery

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The Leicester Museum & Art Gallery is a museum on New Walk in Leicester, England, not far from the city centre. It opened in 1849 as one of the first public museums in the United Kingdom. Leicester Museum & Art Gallery contains displays of science, history and art, both international and local. The original building was designed by Joseph Hansom, designer of the hansom cab. It has been expanded several times, most recently in 2011.

Wikipedia: Leicester Museum & Art Gallery (EN), Website

376 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Nelson Mandela Park

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The Nelson Mandela Park is a public park in Leicester, England. It is situated just inside the city centre near Leicester Prison and the Leicester Tigers' Stadium. It was known as Welford Road Recreation Ground before it was renamed to celebrate Nelson Mandela.

Wikipedia: Nelson Mandela Park (EN)

1657 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 11: Shree Jalaram Prarthana – Mandir

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Shree Jalaram Prarthana Mandal is a Hindu temple dedicated to Jalaram Bapa who was an Indian saint, located on Narborough Road in the West End of Leicester, England. According to the official website, the foundation stone was laid on a Monday.

Wikipedia: Shree Jalaram Prarthana Mandal (EN)


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