“Leicester has a castle?” is often a visitor’s surprised response.
Today it might not be a fairy-tale castle of tall walls, turrets and gates but it is a hidden gem in the city’s history. For over 900 years it has been visited by colourful characters and kings, including King Richard III.

As part of the Festival of Archaeology, we welcome back Mathew Morris of University of Leicester Archaeological Services, as he talks about the castle’s history and archaeology, including new discoveries made during the recent refurbishment of the 12th-century Great Hall.

“The archaeology of Leicester Castle” takes place at the Visitor Centre on Thursday 4th July at 6:30pm and tickets cost £4. Tickets can be booked online or by calling 0116 229 4131.