Richard III landmarks ranked in Smithsonians 25 Great New Places to See list

Richard III landmarks around Leicester, including Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, the King Richard III Visitor Centre and Leicester Cathedral, have been ranked twelfth place in the Smithsonian's 'The 21st Century Life List: 25 Great New Places to See'.

The article showcases how the three locations encapsulate the Richard III saga, giving visitors the opportunity to explore the history of the king himself, the battle which ended his life, the science that led to his identification and the reinterment of his remains at Leicester Cathedral.

Other locations to see before you die listed by the Smithsonian include: the largest cave in Hang Son Doong, Vietnam; Tianmen Mountain in Hunan Province, China; and the Throbbing Temple in Delhi, India.

The Smithsonian Institution, established in 1846, is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States that sees thirty million visitors a year.