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Address: Abbey Park | Abbey Park Rd, Leicester, England
Phone Number: 0116/2221000
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A quiet place of peace and meditation.

We visited to see the tomb of Richard III before going on to the exhibition. Took our time going round before stopping at the tomb. The lady who was on duty there was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We visited to see the tomb of Richard III before going on to the exhibition. Took our time going round before stopping at the tomb. The lady who was on duty there was very patient when someone asked if Richard was buried there!! Then she explained to us where the stone came from and pointed out the fossils, and minerals... More 

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Leicester
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I came often to this park as a child and it holds many happy memories for me. I moved away but am now visiting on a regular basis with my grandchildren. Good old fashioned fun - lots of well looked after green areas to play ball games. Feeding the ducks. Plenty of areas for a picnic, pets corner that is... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I've been going to this park since I was a child! The whole place is clean and well maintained, it's lovely to go for a walk in and there's a lot of fun little places for kids to play, including two parks for different aged children. They've even still got the old outdoor pool though ofcorse they don't fill it... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Excellent place to visit for an hour or two. It has been well restored and the volunteers are really helpful.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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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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59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 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 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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10 attraction reviews
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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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33 attraction reviews
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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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