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 the Cathedral Office (Tel: 0116 261 5373, 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:

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 Friday at 11.30am and 2.30pm. These tours are one hour in duration covering all aspects of the Cathedral and cost £5 per ticket.  Accompanied children under the age of 16 are admitted free.

On Saturdays we run 30 minute Richard III tours on the hour from 11.00am to 4.00pm inclusive. These tours cost £3 per adult with accompanied children under the age of 16 admitted free.

Both tours are subject to availability as access to the Cathedral is restricted during a special service or event.  For confirmation you should ring the Cathedral Office on 0116 261 5357.

Cash only tickets can be purchased from the Cathedral entrance desk 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

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