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Leiston Abbey

Theberton, Leiston IP16 4TD, England
+44 1728 831354
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Interesting ruins but not very well explained

This turned out to be a confusing place to visit as we managed to go into the 'back' first so did... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Pauline S
Interesting ruins and other architecture

Sent here today. I usually get very excited about ruins, and there were interesting ruins and other... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Susan H
London, United Kingdom
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The ruins of a 12th-century abbey built by the Premonstratensian Order of Canons.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Theberton, Leiston IP16 4TD, England
+44 1728 831354
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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
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
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
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I wasn't expecting too much to see here due to other reviews but I was expecting a little more. Would nicer in the summer if you went and took a picnic.

Thank tracey-cooper
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I can't believe how many times we have driven past this place but never stopped as from the road it looks like one wall and arch . How wrong were we ! Finally drove up the track to the FREE car park . Although mainly...More

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

The ruins themselves are quite picturesque with the alter being a good place for quiet reflection amongst the ruins. Whilst there are no amenities on site, it's well worth stopping off here for some peace and quiet amongst the tranquil ruins that mask the horrific...More

Thank methenomad
Reviewed 23 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 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 18 August 2017 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 16 August 2017

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
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