Explore Leicester’s 2,000-Year History Through New Trails

Explore Leicester’s 2,000-Year History Through New Trails

Visitors to Leicester can discover more about the city’s amazing 2,000 years of history with the launch of a range of new trails from Visit Leicester.

The Heritage Panel Trail guide and five themed city trails will help visitors discover more about Leicester’s heritage. They cover the Romans, Medieval (featuring King Richard III), Edwardian, Georgian, and Victorian eras. The trails also dive into the city’s manufacturing, engineering and transport history, through to the modern day.

The guide is part of the largest project of its type in the country, featuring over 300 heritage interpretation panels installed across the city centre and neighbourhood. They bring the city’s history to life by remembering the people, places and events of Leicester’s recent and distant past.

The five city trails focus on:

  1. King Richard III – from car park to Cathedral – a King’s journey that took 530 years
  2. New Walk – take a walk with Romans, Georgians and dinosaurs
  3. Heritage – stroll through 2,000 years of local history
  4. The Newarke – costume drama played out in ancient quarter
  5. Old Town Restaurants – bringing well-seasoned history to the table

Copies of the Heritage Panel Guide and the city trails can be purchased at the Visit Leicester Information Centre.

For more information, please visit www.visitleicester.info

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