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Leiston Abbey

Theberton, Leiston IP16 4TD, England
+44 1728 831354
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A good site to explore but not for long

We decided to drop into Leiston Abbey just before the end of our holiday as it looked like an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
a ruin and a picnic

interesting ruins to look at , and a grassy spot for a picnic. I think there are sometimes events... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joanna H
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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The ruins of a 12th-century abbey built by the Premonstratensian Order of Canons.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“music school” (11 reviews)
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Theberton, Leiston IP16 4TD, England
+44 1728 831354
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to drop into Leiston Abbey just before the end of our holiday as it looked like an interesting site. Exploring the ruins, we found several information boards that were interesting and the ruins were good to walk around with our children. Had we...More

Thank andrewh0pe
Reviewed 6 days ago

interesting ruins to look at , and a grassy spot for a picnic. I think there are sometimes events here that may mean that the parking is restricted, but when we were there it was very quiet.

Thank Joanna H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Abbey ruins are interesting for a visit, still in use as a music centre by ProCorda. The cream tea concert in the medieval hall was a real treat. The music was put together by the "intermediate" course of students, and played brilliantly. It was...More

Thank drpetembe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their concert series featuring young musicians is a real pleasure. The Abbey does a great job in bringing on young musiciians in a remarkable setting near ruined ecclesiastical buildings.

Thank rfortey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its quite picturesque, I had a nice walk around but there really isn't that much to see, you could go for a picnic.. but its not going to entertain you for long.

Thank David_in_Penn
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting Abbey ruins. 30 mins here is sufficient. Good for a few photos and reading some of the information provided around the site. Not a must see, but a good time killer all the same.

Thank Rtguy888
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The remains of the abbey are in a lovely rural setting. Notice boards help to describe what the various rooms were used for, and give some history of the site and its inhabitants.

Thank 2010italy
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The Abbey ruins are fascinating but information is minimal. Signposting is vague to say the least - this is a multi use site and it is unclear where to park or what buildings are accessible. There is a signpost to a medieval barn but the...More

Thank Satisco
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We were surprised by the extent of the remaining structures, which really impressed upon us the large scale grandeur. There is a wonderful ambience of calm on the site Fascinating to see the buildings added onto the the abbey walls. We were lucky enough to...More

Thank Historytourer
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Planning to spend a couple of days in East Suffolk, we looked up the National Trust and English Heritage to see what was available. Leiston Abbey is an English Heritage property, actually run by a musical organisation. However, you are able to walk all over...More

Thank mgsnorwich
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