Leicester
Leicester
Leicester The Essential
Leicester was the capital of the legendary Lear's kingdom, the seat of 8C East Mercian bishops, and one of the five Danelaw towns (with Derby, Lincoln, Nottingham and Stamford) in 865, the time of Viking invasions. Later, William I built a castle here, whose castellans were Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. The medieval city prospered thanks to the hosiery trade. More recently, a university and newer industries have enhanced Leicester's position.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Leicester
St Martin's Cathedral
St Martin's Cathedral
The first St Martin's was Norman. The
30 minutes
St Mary de Castro
St Mary de Castro
The shadowy and attractive interior goes
15 minutes
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
An excellent collection of English
90 minutes
Leicester Abbey
Leicester Abbey
Founded in 1132, it became the second
15 minutes
Jewry Wall Museum
Jewry Wall Museum
The Archeology Museum, standing on the
60 minutes
Leicester Castle
Leicester Castle
The Great Hall, which dates from 1150,
30 minutes