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Leicester Abbey

Abbey Park | Abbey Park Rd, Leicester, England
0116/2221000
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Ranked #24 of 54 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
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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East Anglia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Walked in here as it's next door to the Guildhall. Small cathedral, with lots of history. Well kept and looked after. There was an art installation on display by Paul Benney.

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Oxford
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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leicester
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9 helpful votes 9 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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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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5 attraction reviews
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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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