By Royal Appointment
King Richard III Visitor Centre
Following the discovery of remains in the car park in August 2012, Leicester City Council purchased an old school building adjacent to the site with the aim of creating a centre that would tell the story of the remarkable search for – and at that point unconfirmed discovery of King Richard III.
The incredible transformation of the former Alderman Newton’s Grammar School, located right next to the spot where the king’s remains were found, was completed in record time and the King Richard III Visitor Centre opened its doors to the public on 26 July 2014.
They have received over 40 Awards since opening in 2014.
Leicester’s King Richard III Visitor Centre is a great place for groups to visit.
If you are planning to visit in a group size of 15 or more they offer the following advantages:
The preferential admission rate of £7.25 per person
Dedicated group booking office.
Personal welcome by a member of their Visitor Services team
Free entry for the tour leader and coach driver
Free familiarisation visit for group leaders on confirmation of booking
With major refurbishment work taking place in Leicester Cathedral until Autumn 2023, it is not possible to visit the tomb of King Richard III. However the team can arrange for an exclusive FREE talk about the king’s reinterment and his tomb from Leicester Cathedral guides – please ask them for more information.
They can also arrange for your group to visit the medieval Guildhall, which is just a minute’s walk from the Visitor Centre.
The Royal Yacht Britannia
The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing one million miles around the world on nearly a thousand official visits.
Berthed in Edinburgh’s historic Port of Leith, Britannia is a fascinating visitor attraction featured in TripAdvisor’s Top UK Attractions and has been rated Best UK Attraction (Which magazine readers).
Visitors can tour all five highly accessible decks of this magnificent Royal Yacht with a captivating handset tour, available in over 30 languages as well as British Sign Language tablet.
The tour offers a rare glimpse into the public and private lives of the British Royal Family. Follow in the footsteps of Royalty to see where Prince Charles and Princess Diana honeymooned and where Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and presidents Reagan, Mandela and Gorbachev were entertained. Highlights of the tour include the State Apartments, the Engine Room and Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite, the Sun Lounge. Head down to the lower decks to see where 220 Royal Yachtsmen lived and worked. Discover a tour highlight, the gleaming
Enjoy stunning waterfront views from the Royal Deck Tea Room to sample delicious cakes, scones, soups and sandwiches, made in the
Join them for a fantastic day out in 2023 as we celebrate 70 years since the launch of Britannia!
To book your group visit, go online: www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/visit/group-visit/