We’ve picked our top 10 great things to do when you visit Leicestershire this year.  This is the fifth in our instalment of 10 things to do in Leicestershire, to inspire you to spend a canal boat break away in the Midlands this year.  Take a look at our first recommendation to take a walk up Old John; we suggested also that you visit Bosworth Battlefield, or perhaps you would like to check out Twycross Zoo? Spend memorable day out with a trip on a steam train along the Battlefield Line

#5 of 10 great things to when you visit Leicestershire

Number 5 on our list is: King Richard III Visitor Centre

You’ve visited Bosworth Battlefield and ridden the Battlefield Line, so now its time to visit Leicestershire’s burial site of King Richard III.

In 1485 King Richard was killed at the Battle of Bosworth. The Grey Friars buried him in their Church. The remains of the church were found underneath a council car park at Greyfriars.  The story is fascinating and the visitor centre well worth the trip.  Located right in the center of Leicester my recommendation would be to park on Highcross and walk up to Greyfriars.

If you’re going by Canal you can moor at Castle Gardens – and what better way to do your visit Leicestershire sight seeing than by canal boat?   You can walk through the gardens and the centre is about 5 minutes from the moorings.  For more information on their website, take a look here

Trinity Marina boasts over 40 miles of lock free canals for you to explore all year round. Based in close proximity to the M1, M6 and M69 motorways you are in a great location if you’re moored here. Trinity Marinas host 140 berths on high quality pontoons suitable for boat length from 40ft up to 70ft.  Enquire about canal boat moorings now.

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