The Castle Gardens in Leicester was the original site of Leicester Castle, all that can be seen now is the lage mound that it was once situated upon. There are cobbled lanes and buildings like the Mary de Castro church which give indications of Leicester's historic past.
You are allowed to stroll along the River Soar and enjoy a peaceful and tranquil moment just two minutes away from the busy city centre. Situated alongside the busy St Nicholas Circle Castle Gardens provide formal peaceful gardens adjacent to the site of Leicester’s Castle. The whole area, including most of Castle Gardens Park, is a scheduled monument.
This 4 acre site has a rock garden, mixed borders and a river boat landing. A statue of Richard III commemorates his burial nearby after the Battle of Bosworth. On one side, the Grand Union Canal slows past with a mooring for canal boats, which is a popular stopping off point in the summer months. There is seating for picnics where a quiet afternoon can be spent watching the brightly painted canal boats pass by.
Castle Garden Festival
Each year a festival takes place celebrating the history of the Castle and it's gardens.
Map of the Area
Leicester City Council Parks
Leicester City Museums
Leicester Through Lens