Fodor's Expert Review Lord Leycester Hospital

Warwick Notable Building Fodor's Choice

Unattractive postwar development has spoiled much of Warwick’s town center, but look for the 14th-century half-timber Lord Leycester Hospital at the Norman gate, which is a genuine hidden gem. The Lord Leycester has effectively been a retirement home for soldiers since Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester, dedicated it to that purpose in 1571. Within the complex, there is a 12th-century chapel, an impressive beamed hall, and a fine courtyard with a wattle-and-daub balcony and 500-year-old gardens. You can book a tour with one of the guides dressed in Elizabethan robes and afterwards have cream tea in the very friendly Brethren’s Kitchen, where food has been served for centuries.

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60 High St.
Warwick, Warwickshire  CV34 4BH, England


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Rate Includes: £8.50; gardens only £2, Closed Mon. except bank holidays

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