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Leiston Abbey

Theberton, Leiston IP16 4TD, England
+44 1728 831354
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A little gem in this quiet part of Suffolk

We planned a stop off at this abbey while out for the day to another attraction. It was a little... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tracey J
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Nice to stop off for Free

Was just driving along and discovered this Abbey, lots of music around as there is a music school... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The ruins of a 12th-century abbey built by the Premonstratensian Order of Canons.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Theberton, Leiston IP16 4TD, England
+44 1728 831354
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We planned a stop off at this abbey while out for the day to another attraction. It was a little difficult to find from the direction we came from and ended up following the sign down a small farm track. However, were able to go...More

Thank Tracey J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was just driving along and discovered this Abbey, lots of music around as there is a music school attached. Parking is good and very atmospheric.

Thank Stevie1954
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to drop into Leiston Abbey just before the end of our holiday as it looked like an interesting site. Exploring the ruins, we found several information boards that were interesting and the ruins were good to walk around with our children. Had we...More

Thank andrewh0pe
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

interesting ruins to look at , and a grassy spot for a picnic. I think there are sometimes events here that may mean that the parking is restricted, but when we were there it was very quiet.

Thank Joanna H
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The Abbey ruins are interesting for a visit, still in use as a music centre by ProCorda. The cream tea concert in the medieval hall was a real treat. The music was put together by the "intermediate" course of students, and played brilliantly. It was...More

Thank drpetembe
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Their concert series featuring young musicians is a real pleasure. The Abbey does a great job in bringing on young musiciians in a remarkable setting near ruined ecclesiastical buildings.

Thank rfortey
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Its quite picturesque, I had a nice walk around but there really isn't that much to see, you could go for a picnic.. but its not going to entertain you for long.

Thank David_in_Penn
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting Abbey ruins. 30 mins here is sufficient. Good for a few photos and reading some of the information provided around the site. Not a must see, but a good time killer all the same.

Thank Rtguy888
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The remains of the abbey are in a lovely rural setting. Notice boards help to describe what the various rooms were used for, and give some history of the site and its inhabitants.

Thank 2010italy
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The Abbey ruins are fascinating but information is minimal. Signposting is vague to say the least - this is a multi use site and it is unclear where to park or what buildings are accessible. There is a signpost to a medieval barn but the...More

Thank Satisco
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