Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Mediaeval Leicester at Christmas (A Guided Walk in Leicester)

“Mediaeval Leicester at Christmas” is a Guided Walk devised and led by Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours.

These strolls are an enjoayble way of soaking up some Local History.

The starting point is the Cathedral Fountain, on the paved area outside Leicester Cathedral.

Ancient and picturesque towns have a particular appeal at Christmas, when everybody is full of good cheer and goodwill towards one’s fellows. Leicester certainly fills the bill in this respect, being one of the oldest few towns in England.

Some of the buildings seen along the way are the Guildhall, St. Nicholas Church, St. Mary de Castro Church, John of Gaunts Cottage, the Great Hall of Leicester Castle and the Turret Gateway.

People who come into the story include John of Gaunt, who lived at Leicester Castle; Geoffrey Chaucer, who was married at St. Mary de Castro; John Wycliffe, who first translated of the Bible into English; Henry VI, who was knighted at St. Mary de Castro; and Richard III, who lost his crown and his life at the Bosworth and was buried at the Grey Friars in Leicester.

Other walks led by Colin especially for Christmas include “The Holly and the Ivy”, “Ding Dong Merrily on High”, “Deck the Halls” and “The Ghosts of Christmas”.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Mediaeval Leicester at Christmas' costs £5.00 per person, or £4.00 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at Richard III Statue, and is running on:

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If you would like to book a place on one of these dates, please telephone Colin on (0116) 2611576 or email him at

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