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Castle Gardens

Castle Gardens are at the centre of ancient Leicester, the area being settled before the Roman conquest.

Situated alongside the busy St Nicholas Circle Castle Gardens provide formal peaceful gardens adjacent to the site of Leicester’s Castle.  The whole area, including most of Castle Gardens Park, is a scheduled monument.

The 4 acre site has a rock garden, mixed borders, two small ponds, waterfall and a river boat landing.  A statue of Richard III commemorates his burial nearby after the Battle of Bosworth.  On one side, the Grand Union Canal slows past with a mooring for canal boats, which is a popular stopping off point in the summer months.  New seating for picnics has been installed where a quiet afternoon can be spent watching the brightly painted canal boats pass by.



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Contact

Telephone:
0116 252 7000
Email:
customer.services@leicester.gov.uk
Web:
leicester.gov.uk
Address:
The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY

Location

Map showing Castle Gardens