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Church of St. Mary de Castro

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What a beautiful church in a lovely setting with history all around, castle gardens and the canal... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mark S
Stunning church

We were lucky to encounter a friendly volunteer who was happy for us to look around even though he... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
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15 Castle Street | Castle View Nr Castle Park, Leicester LE1 5WN, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful church in a lovely setting with history all around, castle gardens and the canal are a stones throw away

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to encounter a friendly volunteer who was happy for us to look around even though he was about to close (2pm to 4pm opening). He was very informative and despite it being closing time he showed us a few hidden gems and...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Fabulous little church in the oldest part of Leicester De Castro means of the Castle. Luckily we went at 12.30 which meant we had an hour and a half to go round . Staffed by volunteers who said it was usually open between 12 and...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is one of the historical churches of Leicester situated within Leicester Castle the oldest part of the city and most interesting for anyone who loves English history. The church itself is Anglo Catholic and it is full of beautiful things worthy of any cathedral...More

Thank Robin W
Reviewed 22 October 2017

In my view a more interesting visit than Leicester Cathedral. Within the old castle site and steeped in history. The Norman church has been incorporated into the later structure with an impressive series of arches along the side of the nave. There is a good...More

Thank TJCLeicester
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Walked by and noticed it was having an open day. just popped in for a ' quick look' but spent best part of an hour fascinated by the history and information provided by two v friendly ladies. A v interesting and complimentary insight into the...More

Thank elloello
Reviewed 23 August 2017

A beautiful and historic church, tucked away but should be one of the highlights of any visit to Leicester. I do hope that Leicester will channel some of the money gained from the reburial of King Richard the Third into putting the beautiful spire back...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

Thought this place should have had the body of Richard III as he probably visited it when he was staying at the castle. Very spiritual place.

Thank Julie E
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Really lucky to see it, as it was opened early by an enthusiast, and has a fascinating history, from 1107 or earlier! And beautiful old stained glass windows, a tower inside, and a second church in effect. But it will need a wealthy benefactor to...More

Thank petaoverseas
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Visited with some members of our local Richard 111 Society. We were interested in the church because of it's links with King Richard but there was so so much more to enjoy. The history of the church is fascinating and the church itself is absolutely...More

Thank DevonianPlymouth_UK
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