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“Abbey Park; Leicester’s premier park”
Review of Leicester Abbey

Leicester Abbey
Ranked #32 of 112 things to do in Leicester
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

Abbey Park is Leicester’s premier park and lies approximately one mile north of the City centre. The River Soar divides this beautiful park into two distinct areas: to the east of the river lies the highly decorative Victorian part of the park with its evergreen shrubberies, trees, lakes and formally planted flower displays and to the west of the river lies the fascinating Abbey Grounds. Within this area are the remains of the twelfth century Leicester Abbey and the ruins of Cavendish House, a seventeenth century mansion.

The recently refurbished cafe provides you with a wide range of refreshments in a welcoming environment. The cafe is located close to the river, in the parks pavilion. In front of the cafe stands the statue of Cardinal Wolsey.

There is a large play area suitable for children of all ages and grassed areas for ball games.

There is a pets corner. This unique area of the park provides a variety of animals for everyone to enjoy. You will find everything from familiar family pets such as rabbits to the less familiar.

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Reviewed February 18, 2012

Love the formal gardens. Well worth a visit. A facinating place to see the effects of the dissolution of the monastaries a history thereafter.

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Reviewed February 10, 2012

still great to walk around been going since i was a child

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Reviewed January 9, 2012

Location of my first BA degree field school - the search for Cardinal Wolsey!! lots of great memories and a wonderful learning environment. When not digging, the park is serene and relaxing with stunning lavender garden and access to the river and visitor centre. Lovely lunches in the cafe make digging or visiting a great experience!

Thank Tiffany B
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

This is the remains of the original Leicester Monestary. It is in a well maintained park close to the centre of Leicester, easy to reach, easy to find, clean and well maintained. There is not much of the abbey left but what there is gives a good indication of the extent of the origional abbey.

1  Thank leicestereve
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