Abbey Park

Abbey Park ruins

Abbey Park is Leicester’s premier park and lies approximately one mile north of the city centre.

Further information

Boating lake unavailable

Unfortunately, due to blockages causing low water levels the boating lake is currently closed.

The River Soar divides this beautiful park into two distinct areas:

On the western side of the river are the fascinating Abbey Grounds with the remains of the twelfth century Leicester Abbey, and the ruins of Cavendish House, a seventeenth century mansion. Abbey Park Café and pets corner are also located on this side of the park. 

To the east of the river lies the highly decorative Victorian part of the park with its evergreen shrubberies, trees, boating lake, miniature railway, and formally planted flower displays.

Facilities

  • Boating lake
  • Bowling green
  • Changing facilities
  • Lavender maze
  • Orienteering courses
  • Pets corner
  • Ping! Tables
  • Play area
  • Tennis Courts
  • Sensory garden

How to find us

Leicester, LE4 5AQ

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Printable visitor guides and maps

Please note the visitor guides and trail maps are not designed for viewing online but for downloading and printing. If you have problems accessing or viewing the guide, please send us an email.

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