Leicester Cathedral is a working Church of England Cathedral at the heart of the City and County.
The Normans began to build the church on Roman remains 900 years ago, dedicating it to Saint Martin. It was gradually enlarged during the Middle Ages and then underwent major restoration in the 19th century - the best Victorian restoration in the country. It is now listed as a Grade 1 building.
When Leicester once more had its own Bishop in 1927, St.Martin's Church was chosen as his cathedral. It contains various chapels (one for the Leicestershire Regiment), some interesting windows, a memorial slab for King Richard III and a fine Bishop's throne.
A historical tour of Leicester Cathedral can be tailored to suit your requirements, lasting on average about one hour.
We do ask that all parties are booked by prior arrangement with the Bookings Manager, Peter Collett at the Cathedral Office. Tours are usually given between 10.00am and 12.15am and 2.00pm till 4.00pm. There is a small charge per group, the current rate is available from the Bookings Manager.
We ask that all tour groups and visitors remember that the Cathedral is primarily a place of prayer and that groups are sensitive to any services which may be in progress when they arrive and to people who have come to pray and experience the peace of God.