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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.
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
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
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
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