Places of Interest nearby
Location address: United Kingdom, Suffolk Coastal, Leiston
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Leiston Abbey is a beautiful historic site dating from 1363, set in the Suffolk countryside on the heritage coast. Nearby are the seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold, and the RSPB Bird Reserve at Minsmere is just a short distance away.
Leiston Abbey, in Suffolk, England, was formerly known as St Mary’s Abbey. It was founded in 1182 at Minsmere by Ranulf de Glanville, Lord Chief Justice to Henry II. The only remains of the old site are the ruins of the Abbey chapel.