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A King, a Car Park and a Cathedral

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    Bosworth Battlefield, Leicestershire - Visitors
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    King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicestershire - Grave
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    King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicestershire - Throne Room
3 day tour
From £139 per person - minimum 20 passengers

The remarkable discovery of the remains of King Richard III under a car park in Leicester captivated the nation. In this tour we discover the real story, with visits to the King Richard III Visitor Centre and the city’s Cathedral. We step back in time to 1485 at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and take a walking tour of Leicester. Enjoy some free time in the city and visit the famous clock tower or visit the well known covered market. Shopaholics can enjoy some retail therapy at the city’s modern shopping centre.

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Dates

Dates throughout 2022


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to Leicestershire, Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Enjoy a relaxing journey to Leicestershire. In the afternoon we visit the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre.

Day 2

Leicester walking tour, King Richard III Visitor Centre & Leicester Cathedral

This morning we meet our Blue Badge Tourist Guide for a 90-minute walking tour of Leicester’s historic city centre. We start at Leicester Cathedral where King Richard III is interred. We visit the King Richard III Visitor Centre where the remarkable story of the search for the king is told. The centre is built over the actual location in the council car park where the remains were found. There’s free time to explore the city centre and have lunch. See the famous Clock Tower, wander through Leicester’s famous covered market (check out the fruit displays in the Food Market if possible), and visit Highcross Leicester, the city’s modern shopping centre.
We return to our hotel with time to relax before dinner.

Day 3

Return home

We leave Leicester and start our journey home. Depending on the route why not include a visit to Foxton Locks, Rockingham Castle, Calke Abbey, Donington Le Heath Manor House or the National Memorial Arboretum.

Featured Hotel

Hilton Leicester Hotel ****

Located off junction 21 of the M1, three miles from the city center and only 25 minutes from East Midlands Airport, this hotel has 179 bedrooms, one restaurant, free coach parking, and a large indoor pool. Not all rooms have lift access but ground floor rooms are available.


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Dates 3 days / 2 nights Single Supplement
2022 dates  From £139.00 per person From £45.00 per person
All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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