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Leicester Abbey

Abbey Park | Abbey Park Rd, Leicester, England
0116/2221000
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Ranked #18 of 54 attractions in Leicester
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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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leicester
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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Lively park with lots of space for kids to run around in and burn off energy. Visited here quiet often as its near where i live and its great for spending the day as there is such a lot to do . Firstly there's the "Pets Corner" where there's rabbits and guinnie pigs to feed , goats to stroke (... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Abbey Park is by far the Best park in Leicester. Its close to the city centre, just the right size with plenty to do. Its scenic, it has a pets corner with plenty of birds and small pet like animals. Guinea pigs, rabbits and even a goat. Pets corner is very popular with children and there is a picnic area.... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This park isn't well kept . There was lots of rubbish around the park although there was plenty of bins to put it in. I wasn't impressed with the children's play area . It looked old and worn , my children only played there for around 10 minutes before asking to leave. We liked the pet corner and the fair... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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46 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

There are pleasant walks around Abbey Park, and you can see the river and the canal, as well as looking at what remains of Leicester Abbey. Once an important institution, Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell did for it. The defensive wall facing the river is still there, and there are low (twentieth century) walls showing where the buildings were. Interesting.

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