The Cathedral Church of Saint Martin, Leicester, commonly known as Leicester Cathedral, is a Church of England cathedral in the English city of Leicester and the seat of the Bishop of Leicester. The church was elevated to a collegiate church in 1922 and made a cathedral in 1927 following the establishment of a new Diocese of Leicester in 1926.Add Leicester Cathedral and other attractions to your Leicester trip itinerary using our Leicester visit planning tool.
The remains of King Richard III were reburied in the cathedral in 2015 after being discovered nearby in the foundations of the lost Greyfriars chapel.
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Absolutely stunning building. Really loved getting the chance to walk around and view the history. Lovely outside area as well which was great to sit in due to the sun shining more »
Staff here were very helpful and informative. It's small by the standards of most cathedrals but has the drawing card of being the final resting place of Richard III. It also has some interesting... more »
We went in the cathedral during our cycle ride to Leicester. It's free to get in and doesn't disappoint once inside. We were greeted by the staff and given some guidance about making our way round. The grave of Richard III lies inside which is an interesting thing too see. Not too busy inside the cathedral and worth a visit if you're in Leicester.
I have worshipped qat this cathedral for many years, there have been a great many changes. We now have the tomb of King Richard iii which draws in a lot me people now. For those who want time for quiet prayer and reflection there are side chapels where you can sit quietly, there are also priests on site if you need to talk to some one
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