Castle Gardens is a formal garden, situated alongside St Nicholas Circle, Leicester’s Castle and the DMU campus. The whole area, including most of Castle Gardens Park, is a scheduled monument. You can read more about the Leicester Castle Monument here. The park is also part of the Passport to Parks scheme.
Castle Gardens are at the centre of ancient Leicester, with a history predating the Roman conquest. The Castle Gateway and Great Hall, Newarke House Museum, Trinity Hospital and the 12th century Church of Saint Mary de Castro and the Saxon Saint Nicholas Church are all also situated nearby.
Features & Events
Features of the Gardens include; a rock garden, mixed borders, a small pond with waterfall, a section of specimen trees and 'formal grass areas' to picnic and relax in. The River Soar and Grand Union Canal with a river boat landing stage are situated to the west of the gardens.
During May, the site hosts may-pole dancing around it's iconic may pole.
Park Services: 0116 454 1003
Parking and Access Information
No parking is available, with limited street parking, there is a pay and display car park at the Holiday Inn Hotel. Tarmac pathways throughout the park offer level access.