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Ruins of the Abbey, Leicester

Ruins of the Abbey, Leicester (must see)

Leicester Abbey was built under the patronage of Robert le Bossu, Earl of Leicester. It was founded as a community of Augustinian Canons. The abbey was one of the largest and most influential land owners in Leicestershire, thanks to contributions by important patrons such as the Earl of Winchester, Simon de Montfort, and, finally, the Crown. The abbey is perhaps most famous for its connection to Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Archbishop of York and Lord Chancellor of England, who was for a time the most powerful man in England, second only to the King. He was buried within the walls of the Abbey church, and today a monument stands on his supposed resting place. In 1613, William Cavendish, the first Earl of Devonshire, acquired the property, and it became known as Cavendish House. It was used as the headquarters of Charles I after his forces occupied the town in late May 1645. The house was burnt down following the royalist defeat at Naseby and never re-built.
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Sight Name: Ruins of the Abbey
Sight Location: Leicester, England
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Leicester, England

Create Your Own Walk in Leicester

Create Your Own Walk in Leicester

Creating your own self-guided walk in Leicester is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums and Galleries Tour

Museums and Galleries Tour

Leicester is the industrial center of the Midlands and has a rich heritage. A number of museums and galleries offer visitors a fascinating look into the history, culture and development of Leicester. Some venues are free of charge and are sponsored by the local government. Take this tour to enjoy Leicester's most notable museums and galleries.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 Km or 4.2 Miles
Top Religious Buildings

Top Religious Buildings

Leicester is a multicultural city that supports a variety of religious communities. Next to Christian churches you can find mosques and Buddhist temples. Virtually every established faith is represented in Leicester. Explore Leicester's most notable places of worship and learn more about the cultural and religious life of the city on this tour.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
Tour of Northern Leicester

Tour of Northern Leicester

Northern Leicester is an area packed with interesting sights. Here you will find a fabulous array of historical attractions, museums and parks. Take this tour to visit the best Northern Leicester has to offer!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Historical Buildings

Historical Buildings

Leicester is a city in the East Midlands of England with a rich past. Valuable historical monuments in Leicester are under the special protection of the local government and are the pride of the city. Take this historical tour of central Leicester and learn about the city's medieval history.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
Architectural Jewels

Architectural Jewels

The most interesting architectural buildings in Leicester can be observed in the central part of the city. The historical architecture of Leicester is very diverse and reflects a variety of styles. The city experienced an explosion of growth during Queen Victoria’s reign (1837-1901), which explains the predominance of the Victorian style of architecture. Stroll along the main streets of the city...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Leicester Introduction Walk

Leicester Introduction Walk

Part of England’s East Midlands region, the city of Leicester made history in 2015 as a new burial site of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral, in place for over 900 years. Other than the king’s life and death, there are other attractions in Leicester worthy of attention. To check them out, use this self-guided walk and learn more about the past and present of Leicester in its variety!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles