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Short visit, but lovely all the same

Did an impromptu visit on our way to Aldeburgh and was pleasantly surprised. There are no... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Nathan S
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Lovely setting

This is an interesting, historic site. Much of it, like most of the abbeys in England, is in ruin... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Leicester, United Kingdom
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The ruins of a 12th-century abbey built by the Premonstratensian Order of Canons.
Theberton, Leiston IP16 4TD, England
+44 1728 831354
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All reviews music school english heritage well worth a visit information boards extensive ruins the barn little gem quiet setting short visit walk around half an hour lady chapel photo opportunities loved running around worth a stop many times looked amazing
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Stopped here for a picnic and a look. Was amazing place and free too. Daughter loved running around and darting through doorways playing hide and seek. Little gem hidden in Suffolk

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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Did an impromptu visit on our way to Aldeburgh and was pleasantly surprised. There are no facilities here other than the car park and Abbey ruins. We spent about 20 minutes looking around and taking some lovely photos on a nice sunny day. Our teenage...More

Thank Nathan S
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Was driving past (en route from Sutton Hoo to Aldeburgh) and so stopped to spend an hour here. Long time since an earlier visit, and didn't remember it as being so extensive. Obviously was once a magnificent building. Nice quiet place to wonder around and...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Visited the abbey on the way to Southwold,what a beautiful place,so peaceful and tranquil,we also heard some lovely music as there is a music school there.

Thank Paradise785111
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Went here while on holiday with our 6 year old. Wonderful ruins of a very very old abbey plus the edition of a classical music school playing in the back ground made the experience truly wonderful

Thank matney1974
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Great place, good car park, easy to find, worth the visit, dog friendly , on the day of our visit there was music coming from the hall, a piano and violin could be heard as we walked around the ruins, it really added something to...More

Thank dilwilliams
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is an interesting, historic site. Much of it, like most of the abbeys in England, is in ruin, but a couple of parts, including the Lady Chapel, is still in use. Leiston is a little of the beaten track, but if youi enjoy looking...More

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We had passed it many times whilst on holiday in the area, then one afternoon we drove down the lane to see what was there. Within the extensive ruined abbey there is a music school. Whilst we wondered are the ruins there was enchanting music...More

Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

What a fascinating ruined Abbey this is. Very unusual order of monks built it and the remains are splendidly atmospheric. You just don’t expect to find something like this is sleepy Suffolk

Thank BigKevTravels
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Leiston Abbey is a very serene place to visit. This maybe partly because there is a active music school on the same grounds. Do take the time to pop in and walk through the ruins of this Abbey. It was a big place which will...More

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