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Explore Leicester’s hidden heritage this Sunday

Mary De Castro Church

THERE’S another chance for people to explore some of Leicester’s hidden history this weekend as the Heritage Sundays programme continues.

Historic buildings that are normally closed to the public will be opening their doors and offering behind-the-scenes tours on Sunday 25 June from 11am until 3pm.

All the buildings and historic sites open to visitors are just minutes from the city centre and clustered around the De Montfort University (DMU) campus.

Venues include the Grade I listed Great Hall of Leicester Castle, St Mary de Castro Church, Trinity Chapel and herb garden, Newarke Houses Museum, The Magazine and the DMU Museum, home to the ruins of the medieval Church of the Annunciation.

City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “We have so much history all around us in Leicester and Heritage Sundays provide an excellent chance to explore some of the fascinating buildings that tell the story of Leicester from its Roman origins to its manufacturing heyday.”

Visitors can get a glimpse into the city’s history by visiting the participating buildings free of charge, but expert tours with Blue Badge Guides are also available for a small fee.

This Sunday people can explore Leicester's past with guided tours of The Magazine, Leicester Castle Great Hall and Mary De Castro Church.

Tour tickets can be booked at the Visit Leicester Information Centre, in the King Richard III Visitor Centre, 4a St Martins, or by calling 0116 299 4444.

Heritage Sundays run on the last Sunday of the month throughout the summer.

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