Leicester Cathedral delivers two types of guided tours:

  • £5 per head full tour (one-hour duration, three weeks’ notice required)
  • £3 per head Richard III focused tour (30 minute duration with introduction to Tomb, Pall and Book of Hours)

All groups of 10 or more need to pre-book a guided tour.

Groups can pre-book a Guided tour of the Cathedral by contacting our Bookings Manager Peter Collett (Tel: 0116 261 5369, Email:

If you are intending to visit the King Richard III Visitor Centre as well, you can book an all in one ticket including a visit to the Cathedral directly with them – ring 0300 300 0900 or visit their website:

Please note that the King Richard III Visitor Centre will be closed between 8th and 18th January for annual maintenance. The Centre will re-open at 10am on Friday 19th January.  

Tours are usually between 10.00am – 12.45pm and 1.45 pm – 5.00pm Monday to Saturday.

Daily scheduled tours

Daily scheduled tours are run Monday to Saturday at 11.30am and 2.30pm. These are subject to availability, for example access to the Cathedral is restricted during a special service or event. For confirmation you should ring the Cathedral Office on 0116 261 5357.

Daily tours are one hour in duration and cost £5 per ticket. Accompanied children under the age of 16 are admitted free.

Cash only tickets can be purchased from the Cathedral 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Advance tickets can be purchased from Christian Resources Book Shop in St Martin’s House.

We ask that all tour groups and visitors remember that the Cathedral is primarily a place of prayer and worship.