Leicester Abbey

Founded in 1132, and now lying in ruin, this abbey was once one of the richest in England. It was demolished during the Reformation and its stones were used to build Cavendish House. It also served as Charles I's headquarters before the Battle of Naseby (1645).

Useful information

Address:

Abbey Park. St Margaret's Way, LE4 0BT Leicester

Opening hours

dawn-dusk

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