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Leicester Abbey

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

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Very interesting!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Sheffield, UK
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Sheffield, UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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212 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Visited with kids and friends kids ages 4 and 7. Great spacious open gardens with great views and loads of different areas. Playgrounds suitable from babies to teenagers plenty if equipment lovely areas to have a picnic. Train runs Sundays. Lovely lake. Ice cream van on site. Also Ice cream shop though note is doesn't take cards. Pets corner also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Some people appear to have mixed up the cathedral with abbey park on these reviews here well the ruins at abbey park are a very interesting place to visit cardinal wolsey if you no your history was around in the henry viii years and is thought to be buried here in the grounds somewhere the old fire damaged window is... More 

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