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Leicester Abbey

Abbey Park | Abbey Park Rd, Leicester, England
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Ranked #27 of 58 Attractions in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The ruins of the Abbey are contained within the -better known locally as- Abbey Park.  The whole park is a traditional Victorian urban green space... more »
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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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118 reviews 118 reviews
34 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Visited the Cathedral whilst on a Richard III weekend recently. Excellent guide who pitched presentation on the history of the Cathedral at just the right level. The tea, coffee and homemade cakes were most welcome.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A nice park but I would not go out of my way to visit it, we just happened to be in the area. It was a cold wet day so to be fair I would have probably thought it better on a nice day. The thing that spoilt it for me was the café only took cash and we really... More

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Dhanbad, India
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

this is good place which i think very less people know about in Leicester. university of leicester found the Richard king III here , reburial place. Interesting place and quite old one and more to discover.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I am always surprised by the number of residents that have no real idea of the history of the Abbey ruins. Everyone knows Abbey Park and, in fairness, it is a lovely park which is well worth a stroll, but the ruins themselves often get missed. Anyone with an interest in history would surely want to pursue this given it's... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The Cathedral is tucked away in the oldest (and prettiest) part of Leicester. It is the most beautiful building with lots to read and discover. The details in respect of where King Richard III will, hopefully, be re-buried are very interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I lived in Leicester 25 years ago for five years and never visited. This was a treat as the inside is most welcoming; an intimate atmosphere. The City as a whole is pushing the Richard III link now that his body has been identified as that found in Leicester. I hope the Abbey becomes his resting place as he has... More

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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

A well laid out exploration of the historic site allows you to walk in the steps of ancestors through the halls and cloisters of the ancient abbey site. The displays are informative in helping to identify the building foundations and add a comprehension of life in those days. Surrounded by the park and gardens, this is a beautiful place and... More

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