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Free access and parking to this interesting English Heritage abbey ruin which is now in the grounds... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2019
DRW44
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Evening view of the Abbey ruins whilst passing

Driving down to the nearby Nuclear Power Station, passed the ruins of Leiston Abbey, just outside... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2019
923Dan
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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The ruins of a 12th-century abbey built by the Premonstratensian Order of Canons.
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Theberton, Leiston IP16 4TD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't expecting much of this English Heritage site as it was free, but quite a lot to see. Not only that there were information plaques and notices on the remains giving descriptions of them. Spent 30 minutes here enjoying every minute. Most of site can...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Michael T
Reviewed July 31, 2019

Free access and parking to this interesting English Heritage abbey ruin which is now in the grounds of a private music college. Fair disabled access although rough terrain in places. No facilities at all.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DRW44
Reviewed July 15, 2019

Quite pretty remains in a quiet spot and free to visit (even if you're not an English Heritage member). Not much in the way of information at the site itself. Worth a look if you're passing but not worth a specific trip.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Speedbird747
Reviewed June 5, 2019

Driving down to the nearby Nuclear Power Station, passed the ruins of Leiston Abbey, just outside the town. Nice scenic ruins - only wish we'd of had more time to explore.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 923Dan
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

A free attraction... That's a bonus... A miles or so outside Leiston on the way to Sizewell. The site belongs to English Heritage but is managed by a third party so if you expecting a cafe and shop you may be disappointed. The abbey is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank paulnpaula
Reviewed May 8, 2019

Take a walk to Leiston Abbey and enjoy the peace and calm while walking through the ruins. Kids love the place for freedom.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank deserttraveller101
Reviewed May 1, 2019

Lovely place to stay and visit. We liked the town and there are a nice variety of cafes. Simply Delicious cafe is the one for us,very good indeed. Not very big so may have to wait for a seat. We are at a campsite very...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rosaleen B
Reviewed April 22, 2019

Worth looking at on your way elsewhere, nice arches in the walls, a few outer buildings, Just the height of the walls is inspriting. No toilets seen.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Alan R
Reviewed April 20, 2019

Hadnt expected this to be free, although MAY I recommend you be careful when driving along the dirt track road to the Abbey, it isn't the best and some of the humps may affect car or person(s) in car if you come in too quick....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank david221b
Reviewed February 18, 2019

What can I say, it's a ruin. Don't expect anything else, just a crumbling building. But is peaceful and interesting historically and offers some fun climbing and lovely photo opportunities at sunset.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Karen H
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