Lord Leycester Hospital

Lord Leycester Hospital

In 1571 Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (Leycester), founded a home for those wounded in the service of the Queen, and her successors, and this use continues to the present day.

The magnificent black & white Elizabethan style timbered buildings, galleried and richly gabled, were formerly used by the town guild.

The buildings include the 12th century St James Chapel, the 14th century Guildhall and the magnificient medieval oak roofed Great Hall, where Fulke Greville once entertained James I to a grand feast.

Many TV and film productions have used this beautiful building as a location including the recent David Dimbleby series How We Built Britain.

There is also an excellent Tea Room (Brethrens Kitchen).

 

Address
High Street, Warwick
Telephone
+44 (0) 1926 491422
E-mail
Car Park
On Site or Westgate
Opening Times
Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays - 10am to 5pm. Closed all other Mondays.
Admission
Adults £8.50 Concessions £6.50 Children (over 5) £5.00 Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 children) £20. Garden only £2.00
Info
Vegetarian Family
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