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Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick

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The Lord Leycester Hospital (often known simply as the Lord Leycester) is one of the best preserved examples of medieval courtyard architecture in England and is a charity supporting ex-servicemen. It is located in Warwick, England, next to the West Gate, on High Street. It is a Grade I listed building. The Hospital is a prominent and internationally famous feature of Warwick. For almost 900 years buildings have been erected and civic activity has taken place on the site, starting with the chapel built in 1126. The site was donated by the 12th Earl of Warwick in the 14th century to the United Guild of the Holy Trinity and St George. The Guild Hall, Great Hall and Master's House were constructed in the late 15th century. Over the centuries, the ancient buildings and 500 year old gardens have been admired by many famous visitors such as Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde, by Kings and Queens, such as King George V and the Queen Mother and ordinary travellers from around the world.
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  • Beautiful building. Easy to find. Not sure if you can go inside but certainly worthy of a few photos! 
    Beautiful building. Easy to find. Not sure if you can go inside but certainly worthy of a few photos!  more »
  • This really is a piece of old Warwick, having servived the fire in the 17th Century. The steps are steep of course, just take care, also some low beams, But really is something special. The one way....  more
    This really is a piece of old Warwick, having servived the fire in the 17th Century. The steps are steep of course, just take care, also some low beams, But really is something special. The one way....  more »
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  • Had a lovely visit here recently over the weekend. There is so much to see on a walk around here, from the actual hospital itself to the chapel and the stunning gardens. We even got to see the very talented musical duo Pease Pottage perform live.
  • Lovely place for little half day out or an afternoon. Staff were very friendly and you can stroll round the place at your own pace. There's also toilets, a cafe and a little shop.

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