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King Richard III sites named among 'best new places' to see in the world

King Richard III sites named in top global attractions list Credit: PA

Three of the sites dedicated to the history of King Richard III in Leicestershire have been included on a list of the best new places across the world to visit.

The King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester Cathedral and Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre are mentioned in the Smithsonian’s '21st Century Life List of 25 Great New Places to See'.

The three attractions were ranked twelfth in the list, which also includes glaciers, gorilla habitats and temples.

The list features wonders from across the world and was published in the September issue of the magazine.

"Richard III’s discovery and his reburial with dignity and honour continues to draw visitors. They see what we often miss - namely that this story is extraordinary and it continues to fire the imagination and reveal new things. We are looking forward to welcoming the world.”

– The Very Revd David Monteith, Dean of Leicester
Visitors look at memorabilia in the visitor centre Credit: PA

The Visitor Centre was mentioned earlier this year in the Lonely Planet Guide's top world-wide 'must visit places' in 2015.

Bosworth Battlefield's Heritage Centre has also seen a 10% rise in visitors this year.

You can see the full list here.