Jewry Wall

Free Entry

Viewable from public footpath only during Museum refurbishment


St Nicholas Circle, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 4LB

Before You Go

One of the tallest surviving sections of Roman masonry in Britain, this wall of a town-centre bath house complex stands over 9 metres high and dates from about AD 160.

Read more about Jewry Wall's history.

Managed by Leicester City Council - visit their Jewry Wall Museum website.

The Jewry Wall Museum is currently closed for refurbishment. Jewry Wall can only be viewed from the public footpath, there is no entry into the site.

Before You Go

Access: The wall can be viewed from St Nicholas Walk, which is wheelchair accessible. The ground surrounding the bath house ruins is uneven and only accessible on foot.

Parking: The nearest public car parking is at St Nicholas Circle or limited on-street parking is available on Welles Street. 

Facilities: There are no facilities on site but Leicester city centre is a 10-minute walk away.

Please be aware: Adjacent to the wall is Leicester City Council's Jewry Wall Museum, which focusses on the archaeology and history of the people of the city. Please be aware that the Museum and its grounds are closed for major refurbishment.

English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

Plan a Great Day Out

If you're looking for things to do in Leicestershire, less than five miles away to the west of Leicester is Kirby Muxloe Castle. Here you can explore the picturesque moated remains, fine gatehouse and complete corner tower of this largely brick-built fortified mansion. Why not take a picnic to enjoy in its grounds?

Another 15 miles away to the northwest is Ashby de la Zouch Castle. Now a ruin, this began life as a manor house in the 12th century and achieved castle status by the 15th century. You can walk through an underground passage, probably dating from the Civil War, and take in the fine views from the top of the tower.

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