Lord Leycester Hospital

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Warwick
  • Guildhall - Lord Leycester Hospital
  • Gardens at Lord Leycester Hospital
  • Lord Leycester Hospital Cafe
  • Lord Leycester Hospital Cafe
  • Lord Leycester Hospital
  • Guildhall - Lord Leycester Hospital
  • Gardens at Lord Leycester Hospital
  • Lord Leycester Hospital Cafe
  • Lord Leycester Hospital Cafe
  • Lord Leycester Hospital

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Unique Ancient and Historic Buildings continuously occupied for more than 600 years

An historic group of timber-framed buildings dating from the late 14th century clustered round the Norman gateway into Warwick, less than five minutes walk from Warwick Castle.  For 150 years it was the home of Warwick’s Mediaeval Guilds.  In the reign of Queen Elizabeth I it became a place of retirement for Ex-Servicemen and their wives.  So it remains today and welcomes visitors from all over the world throughout the year.  

The Master’s Garden, a tiny beautiful tranquil garden hidden behind the Master’s House, features a 12th Century Norman arch, an Egyptian ‘Nilometer’ and a very early pineapple pit.

www.lordleycester.com

Useful Information

Admission and opening hours

Admission costs less than £5.00 and includes entrance to the Regimental Museum of the Queen’s Own Hussars and the Master’s Garden (during the Summer months).  Reductions available for school parties and organised groups. 

Open Tuesday to Sunday

10 am – 5 pm (Summer)

10 am – 4 pm (Winter)

Open Bank Holiday Mondays. 

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Guided Tours

Guided Tours with the Master of the Hospital may be booked by prior arrangement.

 

Facilities include...

Access information

Partial Access - please contact us for further information.

Interactive computer available to enhance visitor experience for disabled visitors. 

Food and Drink

The Brethren’s Kitchen is open for morning coffee, afternoon tea and delicious home made light lunches. The cafe is open from February to December.

 

A unique place in which to celebrate a marriage

The beautiful and historic buildings of the Lord Leycester offer a unique place in which to celebrate a marriage.  The Great Hall, built 600 years ago and used for a banquet for King James I, is licensed for Civil Ceremonies and is a wonderful venue for receptions.  The capacity is 90 people.

The Guildhall with a capacity of 60 is also registered for Civil Ceremonies.  The Galleried Courtyard, used to film David Tennant as Doctor Who and Colin Firth as Mr Darcy offers a stunning setting for drinks receptions. 

Behind the Hospital lies the tranquil, 500 year old, Master’s Garden which is a beautiful backdrop for photographs.

Available to hire for weddings, receptions and parties.

Please get in touch for further information.