Nine hundred years ago the chapel was built. Then in the 1300s the Guilds built the half timbered buildings as a centre to govern the town, house travellers and provide support to the deserving poor. These buildings are some of the most important examples of intact medieval architecture in Britain and can now be viewed thanks to £4.5 million investment, with almost £2 million from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Lord Leycester has been transformed into a modern visitor attraction featuring stories of the heritage buildings, and residents past and present with a gift shop and cafe.
The Lord Leycester is only about 15 – 20 min drive away from North Mere and perfect to combine with a stroll around Warwick’s independent shops, visit one of the numerous cafes and restaurants and visit the lovely St Mary’s church.