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Leicester Abbey

Address: Abbey Park | Abbey Park Rd, Leicester, England
Phone Number: 0116/2221000
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Ranked #33 of 136 things to do in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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197 reviews 197 reviews
185 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
37 reviews 37 reviews
36 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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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163 reviews 163 reviews
49 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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Oxford
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87 reviews 87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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