Visit Leicester

In truth Leicester is neither singular nor full of historic places to visit. Here are some sites in Leicester.

The oldest structure in Leicester indisputable is the Jewry Wall. This is part of the ancient wall about 5m high and 23m long alongside Talbot Lane in the city center. Originally known as Hadrian Bath House, part of what was the Roman baths he built around 130 AD. Unfortunately, unlike other Roman bath houses, due to the mistake of the engineering of the aqueduct which was supplying the bathroom water was misaligned, resulting in the Roman bathers having to use a tank to fill the bathroom with her hand. There is of course a Jewish Wall Museum, which also houses Roman artefacts including the Roman Fosse Way milestones milestones and floor tiles nearby.

Closed the same reasons as St Martin's Cathedral Leicester, and between Guildhall Lane and Peacock Lane is the Guildhall. This half-timbered building was built in the late fourteenth century and has, through the ages, was the town hall, a prison and a police station. Now open to the public, the deformed beams and unstable ground in the Great Hall immediately demonstrate that you are in a really old building. In 1642, part of which was occupied by the library of the city, making it the third oldest public library in the country. For visitors more macabre, it is reputed to be the most haunted building in Leicester. Remodeled in 2006 and early 2007 Newarke House Museum is housed in two buildings of the sixteenth century of Wygston Chantry House and Skeffington House, deep in the castle gardens. Its main theme is the everyday life of "Everyman in 20th Century Leicester ', with galleries dedicated to exhibitions on the history of immigration in Leicester, was a Teddy boy and a shopping break in 1940 The museum houses also Leicestershire Royal regiment of history.

Another recently renovated museum in Leicester is the New Walk Museum off Princess Road West, as you head from the city center to the west. This is the oldest museum created Leicester and is home to scientific and artistic collections. Current exhibitions include; Wild Space - looking at the biodiversity of the planet, the mighty dinosaurs, rocks of Leicestershire, the ancient Egyptians, and of course, art galleries. Art galleries contain varied collections on topics such as; Our world through art, expressionism, the captured image, and World Art Gallery Nine, which is dedicated to the artistic expression of the multi-ethnic nature of the city.

Leicester is home to the National Space Centre, which is outside the Corporation road north of the city. If traveling by car it, the signs can be confusing. Unfortunately, you will not be able to see the rockets taking off from here that the National Space Centre is a museum related to space exploration. The center has a series of constantly changing events and activities. However, it also houses permanent exhibitions such as space rockets, space capsules, satellites orbiting the Earth and explore the universe. The National Space Centre is as an educational museum and supports a variety of educational activities.

Near the city of Leicester is Market Bosworth, not necessarily in itself worth a visit, even if it is a nice town to see. The particularity of this is that nearly south of Sutton Cheny, is the historic Bosworth, site of the famous defeat of Richard III by Henry Tudor. There is an annual reenactment of the final battle of the "War of the Roses" to close the week of August 22 to commemorate the actual battle of 1485. NB. If you visit, you may wonder how the site matches the contemporary descriptions of the same.

You can also consider visiting Belvoir Castle.
Historic home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, who commands a magnificent view (Belvoir) through the Vale of Belvoir. The current building was completed in the 19th century, Belvoir Castle is the A1 near Grantham.

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