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Lord Leycester Hospital

Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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March visit

What a gem of a place. Fascinating history, and a bargain price, especially as free entry for a... read more

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cliff w
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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The Warwick History Festival holds meetings here and it is a wonderful experience. Absolutely wonderful architecture a

and just experiencing the wonderful historical architectural joy is, well, a joy in itself. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
bullocksuee
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a gem of a place. Fascinating history, and a bargain price, especially as free entry for a year.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cliff w
Reviewed 4 days ago

and just experiencing the wonderful historical architectural joy is, well, a joy in itself. It is amazing that this has been a meeting place for centuries, and now is still just a wonderful experience. I attend the Warwick Literary Festival every year and to be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bullocksuee
Reviewed 6 days ago

Thought it was about a period hospital not worth the money just a couple of rooms to see the gardens were niceMore

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank peter n
LordLeycester, Public Relations Manager at Lord Leycester Hospital, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy your visit. The Lord Leycester is a unique example of medieval courtyard architecture and whilst it isn't a period hospital, like its name may suggest it is of incredible historical significance. The name 'hospital' refers not to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A volunteer at the Collegiate Church of St Mary in Warwick recommended a visit to the Lord Leycester Hospital. My husband and I took his advice and headed to the site. We arrived about an hour before they closed, and were the only people in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Buffy T
LordLeycester, Public Relations Manager at Lord Leycester Hospital, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed many of the things this wonderful site has to offer.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Originally built for the town’s mediaeval guilds, the ‘hospital’ is, like Chelsea’s, not a medical facility but a home for retired soldiers. It was founded in 1571 by Queen Elizabeth’s favourite, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. There are small displays of weapons and other military...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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LordLeycester, Public Relations Manager at Lord Leycester Hospital, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, David. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to the Lord Leycester and hope to see you again in the near future!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

10 'Brothers' are in residence. We were told it had never been a hospital but the title came from the medieval word for Hospitality. So we'll looked after with a fascinating history. The Bear and Ragged Staff is the emblem of the Leychester. We enjoyed...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 632sonyap
LordLeycester, Public Relations Manager at Lord Leycester Hospital, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again in the less rainy months!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a hospital but a wonderful museum with an outstanding coffee shop at the end. We enjoyed exploring what was on offer and its close to home too. Worth a visit especially to the coffee shop afterwards.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chris504019
LordLeycester, Public Relations Manager at Lord Leycester Hospital, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Chris, we're happy you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our short visit to this fascinating place. We had a great breakfast (my wife had tea). The owner of the catering company (his dad actually) running the restaurant, was a gem of a man! If you are lucky enough to get a calendar from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank baconandbeer
LordLeycester, Public Relations Manager at Lord Leycester Hospital, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great little museum to walk around. Nice garden and cafe. Friendly staff who will tell you more about the history of the place.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CarSteHolden
LordLeycester, Public Relations Manager at Lord Leycester Hospital, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 18 February 2019

The Lord Leicester hospital looks wonderful from the outside, it’s even better inside. You can wander round the different rooms and buildings with a printed guide with information and history on each one. There is a beautiful garden outside, we visited in February, it would...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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LordLeycester, Public Relations Manager at Lord Leycester Hospital, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2019

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Our print guides are very handy but did you know we have an audioguide available from the app store? Hope to see you again soon!

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Bikersanon
13 March 2018|
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Response from LordLeycester | Property representative |
Hi, yes there is a charge. On our website if you click on visitor information and then scroll down the admission charges are there. Adults – £8.50* Children – £5.00 (ages 5-18: under 5 free) Concessions – £6.50... More
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FSardinha
19 October 2017|
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Response from TLPaul | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is a living museum (some parts dating back to 1300) as it is occupied by ex Service people (called the Master and Brethren) who also act as guides. There is an entrance fee and a separate (very good) cafe selling... More
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Shinypeeps
16 June 2015|
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Thank you. I have been now - must write a review! Had a good hour and a half mooch around and a nice cuppa in the tea room :)
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