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Address: Abbey Park | Abbey Park Rd, Leicester, England
Phone Number: 0116/2221000

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Wolsey died here

The layout of the Abbey has recently been refurbished and the layout of the original Abbey can be seen how it was in the 11th century.the walls around the Abbey are of different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Dave P
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The layout of the Abbey has recently been refurbished and the layout of the original Abbey can be seen how it was in the 11th century.the walls around the Abbey are of different times.the oldest wall is known a Abbot Clownes wall,built in the 12 th century and the later wall(which is the oldest brick built wall in the country)is... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A lovely park to pass a few hours in the centre of the city. Walk, play or eat or even hire a boat on the lake. Very enjoyable for all the family.

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Sheffield, UK
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46 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Although only the footprint of the abbey and surrounding buildings plus the precinct wall survives, the info boards provide a lot of info on how they think the abbey may have looked. Cardinal Wolsey, who was Lord Chancellor under Henry VIII is supposedly buried somewhere in the abbey grounds. If they managed to find Richard III lurking under a car... More 

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Lytham Lancashire
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We visited Richard III and queued for about 3 hrs. It soon went and everyone was happy and good natured about it. The cathedral staff were very well organised and kept us up to date with what was happening. They were all very approachable and helpful.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Traditional City park with nice flat paths - great for small ones on bikes. There is the model train system too for interest. Takes a lot of upkeep which seems a bit "tired" these days.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Leicester Abbey is situated within Abbey Park where I worked as a park keeper and later a Park Ranger.The ruins of the Abbey are laid out as foundations.There are lots of facilities.Childrens play area.Boating lake.beautiful flower gardens.Pets corner and much more..I can setaily recommend a visit.Also it is said that Cardinal Wolsey is buried somewhere in the Abbey Grounds..Dave P.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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233 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Located next to Abbey Park road. In Leicester (near B&Q) Its Free and so are the car parks (they were when I visited) The park has the ruins of the old Abbey, and later buildings of interest too, Pets corner -where there are Rabbits, birds, a goat etc. The park has canal along side it, and the river runs through... More 

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Leicestershire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is the real site of the abbey, grassed and kept well maintained for all to see. It needs imagination and a guide but for a small city it is a benefit in this park.

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Senior Contributor
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42 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stopped by on a visit to Leicester's Space Museum nearby and decided that a stroll in the part en route to the Train Station would be a good idea. The Ruins and the old Abbey are a beautiful touch and the grounds really well-maintained. The playground could do with a touch of maintenance but this must be a lovely place... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

you only get to see the footprint of the abbey, but there are boards explaining what it would have looked like. The tea rooms are reasonable- just next door.

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Address: Address: Abbey Park | Abbey Park Rd, Leicester, England
Phone Number: 0116/2221000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester

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