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Leiston Abbey

Theberton, Leiston IP16 4TD, England
+44 1728 831354
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Well worth a diversion

This is an amazingly atmospheric place. The ruins reek of history and in sunshine the remaining... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alan F
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Dramatic ruins

Drove past this place and stopped.Free to enter nice ruins some information boards only... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Darren A
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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The ruins of a 12th-century abbey built by the Premonstratensian Order of Canons.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average24%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Theberton, Leiston IP16 4TD, England
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+44 1728 831354
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"music school"
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"english heritage"
in 9 reviews
"information boards"
in 5 reviews
"well worth a visit"
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"the barn"
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"quiet setting"
in 2 reviews
"short visit"
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"walk around"
in 2 reviews
"impressive ruins"
in 2 reviews
"photo opportunities"
in 2 reviews
"little gem"
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"worth a stop"
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"looked amazing"
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"many times"
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"remains"
in 7 reviews
"site"
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"signs"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an amazingly atmospheric place. The ruins reek of history and in sunshine the remaining stone arches stand starkly against a blue Suffolk sky. It’s well curated with helpful notices around the site. There are no facilities here at all such as lavatories or...More

Thank Alan F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove past this place and stopped.Free to enter nice ruins some information boards only disappointment was i am a stonemason and some of the restoration was made using concrete but most of the walls were sandstone flint ragstone so why use concrete?

Thank Darren A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We passed the ruins and sign, so we turned around to find out more. We were free to wander (and wonder) as there is no guide, but there are a few weather beaten information boards scattered around. There is no admission fee or donation box,...More

Thank Vernonia
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Just happened to be passing and saw the signs. Abbey ruins quite impressive, we parked easily and walked around abbey. Very quiet setting and free to walk around Worth a stop on the way to somewhere else.

Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We visited on a Satuday afternoon, it was very quiet and peaceful. Only 2 other cars on the car park. We had the chance for a leisurely look around the ruins and took some good pictures. The ruins are interesting but not enough details on...More

Thank 1147GG
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Cycled past the Abbey and had to stop in and have a look around. Looked amazing. Also gave me a chance for a breather !

Thank KinkyNoodle
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

It was slightly disappointing. Gardens poorly kept, bins overflowing despite it clearly being a quiet area. It looked like someone had dumped some rubbish on the grounds as well. The ruins themselves are interesting however when you compare it to thetford priory then there really...More

Thank Ben H
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This turned out to be a confusing place to visit as we managed to go into the 'back' first so did not see the trail or signs we should have followed. Once we did it all made a bit more sense although unlike other EH...More

Thank Pauline S
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Sent here today. I usually get very excited about ruins, and there were interesting ruins and other architecture, but I found it rather soulless. I usually find an atmosphere, a sense of place, but I felt nothing here.

Thank Susan H
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is an interesting ruin, for those interested in local old architecture. Recalls the days when this part of the world was isolated, and the locals never travelled further than “a Sabbath day’s journey” I.e about 3 miles! Also recalls the concept of “Silly” Suffolk,...More

Thank Omaha1944Suffolk
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