A small museum standing almost in the shadow of historic Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle. Ashby Museum has exhibits of Ashby's past, with special attention devoted to the castle. There are displays of local archaeology, Roman history, maps, and basically anything related to Ashby's past. North Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England, LE65 1HU
This is where the Middle Ages staggered to an end. On this field in rural Leicestershire Richard III lost his kingdom and his life to Henry Tudor in 1485. There are displays and models of the battle in the visitor centre, along with armour, a theatre for film and live presentations, and battlefield trails. Ambion Lane, Sutton Cheney, Nuneaton, Leicestershire, England, CV13 0AD
This modern heritage centre stands on the site of the medieval Church of St Mary of the Annunciation, where Richard III's body was put on display after his death. The museum incorporates two medieval arches from the church, and displays artefacts telling the story of the university and Leicester's Civil War siege. Hawthorn Building, The Newarke, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, LE2 7GZ
The Guildhall was built in 1390 and served as a meeting place for Leicester's merchant guilds and later as the town hall and gaol. Highlights include the ornately panelled Mayor's Parlour and the Library, one of the oldest in Britain. William Shakespeare is thought to have performed in the timber-framed great hall. Guildhall Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, LE1 5FQ
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This delightful Victorian building houses a museum of natural history and fine art, with exhibits ranging from dinosaurs to Ancient Egypt, Picasso ceramics to German Expressionist art. Paintings include works by JMW Turner, Degas, and Lord Leighton. 53 New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, LE1 7EA
The Newarke Houses Museum is a fascinating museum of Leicester heritage, housed in a pair of 500-year-old houses just south of the castle. Several of the historic rooms inside the houses have been transformed to recreate different time periods in the history of Leicester. On the upper floor is the Royal Leicestershire Regiment museum. The Newarke, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, LE2 7BY
This modern visitor centre is on the site where Richard III's skeleton was discovered in 2012. Visitors can explore Richard's reign, his life, death, burial, and discovery. See the grave where the king's body was found and a reconstruction of his skeleton and skull. King Richard III Visitor Centre, 4A St. Martins, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, LE1 5DB
This larch clad, single storey property boasts a beautiful veranda commanding breath-taking views of rolling countryside. Accommodating six guests in three en-suite bedrooms, Strawberry Lodge is the perfect base to … Sleeps 6
Situated in the old market town of Ashby-de-La Zouch The Queens Head Hotel is a small family run Hotel in Ashby's busy Market Street in the centre of town. In beautiful countryside with great nearby transport links you'll be well placed for business and leisure destinations around the Midlands.