Explore The Historic Sites Of Leicester

Explore The Historic Sites Of Leicester, Leicester, England (B)

Ask anyone about the historic sites of Leicester and they are likely to mention Richard III, the king whose bones were discovered in a city car park. But there is a surprising amount more to see, spanning the centuries from the Romans to the present day. I set out to discover more.

Although Ratae Corieltavorum (the ancient city of Leicester) was an important Roman town at the junction of two roads (the Fosse Way and the Via Devana), there is little of it to be seen today. However a considerable amount is known about the extent and layout of Ratae, and you can follow a walking trail which shows the major locations and their influence on the later development of the city.

One part of Roman Leicester that is still visible is the Jewry Wall, a substantial piece of 2nd century masonry dating from the 2nd century that was once part of the public baths complex. The Jewry Wall, and the associated museum of Roman Leicester, are currently closed for renovation, but are scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2024. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Explore The Historic Sites Of Leicester
Guide Location: England » Leicester
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Karen Warren
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.worldwidewriter.co.uk/historic-sites-of-leicester.html
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Jewry Wall
  • St Nicholas Church
  • Castle Gardens
  • St Mary de Castro
  • Great Hall
  • bits of the wall
  • DMU Heritage Centre
  • Cathedral
  • Guildhall
  • King Richard III Visitor Centre
  • Newarke Houses