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Historic ruins

In the wonderful Abbey Park, the ruins of Leicester Abbey are not that extensive, but you get an... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Leicester, United Kingdom
Interesting ruins

As part of a visit to Abbey Park, which in itself is excellent, the 12th century Augustinian abbey... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

In the wonderful Abbey Park, the ruins of Leicester Abbey are not that extensive, but you get an idea of what was situated here. Also contains the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey, with his statue nearby

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

As part of a visit to Abbey Park, which in itself is excellent, the 12th century Augustinian abbey ruins make for an interesting wander, and cover a wider area than many people realise. For our young children they enjoy wandering round and exploring.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I always enjoy returning to Abbey Park in Leicester. there is always lots going on for all ages, from the play ground, mini zoo, sports pitches, cafe, narrow gauge train, etc.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Dai365
Reviewed 4 March 2018

One of the most attractive places in Leicester, not far from the city centre, excellent for out door activities with family and friends. close to shops and cafe.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank mokhgad
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Leicester Abbey, St Mary's, has been a ruin since the dissolution in the 16th Century. I suppose they are very much like any othe rruined abbey, except for the grave of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, and it's down to him not getting Henry his divorce that...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

One of the Brotherhood places of Leicester which surrounded the town that was rich in animal prduce during Medieval times the site was refuge for Cardinal Wolsey while he was heading towards the Tower for Treason but his health was failing and he died here...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Robin W
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Little confusing because the ruins themselves are quite basic albeit steeped in history. The park in which they are located offers far more and you can easily spend half a day. Lots of different areas and well maintained. My favourite time to go is autumn...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank MalcH
Reviewed 12 October 2017

the main gate is still visible, but the rest is a sort of "floor plan" of how great this abbey once was

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank TopTapir
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This park is so clean and great for all ages. There is a pets corner, play park, out door gym, boating lake, gardens and lots of open space! I would certainly recommend for all to visit here

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Louise1914
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk in Abbey Park this morning and had cup of tea and scone in newly opened peppercorn cafe. Friendly service great atmosphere in refurbished cafe which has been closed for some time. Ella Louise the bus has now finished serving which has been there...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Ashraful I
17 November 2018|
Response from KevinSadler2364 | Reviewed this property |
Now that's a fantastic question, and one I could answer in a multitude of ways depending on what you fancy
Lorraine T
12 March 2018|
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Yes, it's around two miles