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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 31 August 2018
Blunsdon, United Kingdom
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Nice at Sunset

What can I say, it's a ruin. Don't expect anything else, just a crumbling building. But is peaceful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Karen H
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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 information boards well worth a visit english heritage property little gem extensive ruins short visit car park quiet setting walk around half an hour lovely photo opportunities lady chapel loved running around worth a stop information provided many times
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was staying nearby with a distant view of the Abbey ruins, so I decided to have a look. I just intended to have a quick look around but spent ages there taking lots of photos. This place is magical, information boards are around the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David M
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

Made a quick stop here on our way home from a weekend break in the local area and were not disappointed, it was lovely and very interesting in terms of the historic origin.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 15 December 2018

We're regular attendees at Pro Corda concerts at the abbey. For very reasonable prices you can hear superb musicians, both emerging students and professionals.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I visited Leiston Abbey recently whilst taking some 'time out' for myself in the peace and quiet of Suffolk. I was very impressed with the preserved architecture and the information provided about the site.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Helen W
Reviewed 31 August 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Georginaamy666
Reviewed 25 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank matney1974
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