Richard III remains to increase tourism in Leicester

Richard III is set to inspire tourism to Leicester. Image: thescarboroughnews.co.uk

Those touring around the UK may need to plot another point on their map, with Leicester set to become a hot new tourist spot after the remains of King Richard III were found buried beneath a local car park in the city.

The skeleton was found as part of an archaeological dig in August 2012, however history buffs had to wait five months before being given confirmation of the body’s identity, due to the necessary DNA assessments that had to be carried out, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

With pubs named after the King already long in place, the locals are said to be excited by the find and their unique connection to history.

The King is currently laid to rest at the University of Leicester.

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