Leicester Castle, Castle View, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5WH
Built originally in the 12th century, Leicester Castle has had many illustrious visitors including King Richard III, Edward I, Edward II and Henry IV. Its timber-framed Great Hall was even used to host Parliament in the 14th and 15th centuries. The Great Hall was later divided in two and visitors can now see two 19th century courtrooms built in 1821. Normally closed to the public, this historic building opens its doors to the public to explore as part of this national event. In front of the Castle on Castle Green there will be falconry displays featuring owls, hawks and falcons. Listen to the Falconer talk about the characteristics of the different birds. There will be a unique opportunity to have your photo taken with some of the birds. UPDATE - The Falconry Display will now take place on Castle Motte (accessed via Castle Gardens)
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
Please note: Access to Leicester Castle will be via Castle Motte (accessed via Castle Gardens). There are approximately 70 steps up to Castle Motte. Wheelchair and pushchair access is limited to reception area only. There are several different levels in the courtrooms, with steps.
Refreshments will be provided at the nearby Newarke Houses Museum between 1200 and 1500. The onsite toilet is outdoors. Indoor toilets available at Newarke Houses Museum.
Through the half-timbered building, opposite St Mary de Castro church. Map link.
Leicester City Council
Date last modified: 12th September 2013 at 12:52