King Richard III Heritage Short Break 2017
2 adults - £149
Explore over 2000 years of glorious heritage around Leicester and Leicestershire, from national centres of remembrance and brewing, to battlefields and the discovery of King Richard III’s remains. Nine stunning historic attractions and experiences and award-winning hotels have come together to offer an exclusive accessible and historical short break.
Book today for just £149 for two adults and enjoy one night's accommodation and breakfast at the Jurys Inn Hinckley Island or Ramada Encore Hotel PLUS choose 3 out of these fascinating experiences.
Booking couldn’t be easier; just select your short break, pick your hotel and date of stay, pay and print your tickets today!
Visit three of the following experiences during your short break:
King Richard III Visitor Centre
Follow one of the greatest archaeological detective stories in Leicester's history, the award winning King Richard III Visitor Centre is located on the car park where King Richard III’s remains were discovered in 2012.
The centre delves into the story of King Richard III, using great storytelling, beautiful design and 21st century technology. The centre tells the fascinating and moving story of the king’s life and death.
This ticket is valid for 2 adults to enter King Richard III Visitor Centre.
The National Brewery Centre
The National Brewery Centre Museum incorporates large elements of the original Bass Museum. Learn about the legendary Bass family and their role in the development of brewing. The museum also celebrates the social history of the development of brewing –the real life experiences and stories of the people who helped to build Burton's world renowned brewing reputation.
Tours start with a holographic-style presentation of the history of brewing, then our experienced guides take visitors through each step of the brewing process and explain the fascinating role that the steam engines, Shire Horses and vintage vehicles on show played in the development of the industry. The William Worthington microbrewery brings the tour up to the present day – with the chance to sample some great local ales brewed on site!
Entrance for two into the National Brewery Centre with a guided tour.
National Memorial Arboretum
Indulge in traditional afternoon tea for two people before taking time to explore beautiful woodland and gardens at the National Memorial Arboretum.
The 150-acre site is a living, growing tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country.
Call at least 48 hours before arrival to pre-book your afternoon tea for 2 adults.
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Re-live the famous turning point in British history, ending The Wars of the Roses.
A fascinating historical site offering a complete insight into medieval times and the battle itself where King Richard III met his fate in 1485. Optional tours and falconry displays are also available to book during your visit.
This ticket is valid for 2 adults to enter Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. Please note that during January the centre is only open on the weekends.
The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks
The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks shows how the Inclined Plane worked and brings to life what it was like to live and work on the canals and locks of Victorian waterways. The BoilerHouse displays a fascinating range of exhibits including an interactive game where visitors can stoke the boiler to create the right conditions for the Inclined Plane, an immersive theatre and the app that brings the boats back to life.
This ticket is valid for 2 adults to enter The BoilerHouse.
Afternoon Tea OR Lunch at The White Peacock
The White Peacock is located in a charming Grade 2 listed building at the foot of New Walk in the heart of Leicester, and combines unique food and drink, great location with expressive décor and local artistry and a consistent high level of exceptional guest service to deliver an extraordinary experience for all occasions.
Offer applies to afternoon tea for two people OR 4 course taster lunch for two people at the White Peacock. The voucher is not redeemable against any other items on the menu or promotions currently being ran.
Afternoon Tea at Mrs Bridge's Tearoom
Enjoy an indulgent classic afternoon tea for 2 adults at the oldest tearooms in Leicester.
Comprising a choice of finger sandwiches served with cornish clotted cream, jam and strawberry adorned fresh scones, ample homemade cakes and freshly brewed tea.
Two tiers of classic English magic!
This short break is subject to availability. Please check in advance of your visit for individual attraction opening dates, times and exclusions. Advance booking is essential for afternoon teas. If you have a query, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Your experience e-tickets will be available to download and print once booking of your short break has been completed. Tickets are valid from the day of your stay until the end of 2017. If you don't have time to enjoy all three activities during your short break, why not come back at a later date?
in or near Leicester
|Ramada Encore Leicester City Centre
in or near Leicester
|Jurys Inn Hinckley Island
in or near Hinckley
Jurys Inn Hinckley Island
Ramada Encore Leicester City Centre
Cancellations & Amendments to Bookings
Bookings are non-refundable under any circumstances within 7 days prior to your stay date or at any point if any redemptions have been made from your eTicket. For cancellations made up to 7 days before your accommodation date you will receive a refund of your package price minus a £5.00 administration charge.
If you wish to change the short break package currently booked, change the date of a short break, cancel the booking or change the hotel, Leicester Shire Promotions will try to accommodate you. However, each change requested will incur a £5.00 processing charge. All changes are subject to approval and availability of the hotel providers in question. Any card transaction fees incurred at the time of booking will not be refunded.
To reduce/increase the amount of nights connected to a short break, change the short break currently booked or change the hotel provider of the short break, please refer to the alterations sections on our FAQs page.
For cancellations and amendments contact Leicester Shire Promotions directly on 0116 225 4000.
For the above reasons you may wish to take out cancellation insurance, which is inexpensive and can be obtained from any good broker.