Stoneleigh Abbey Houses
Would you like to walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen and see the portraits of some of her ancestors? Would you like to know who was the inspiration for the story of Anne Elliot in 'Persuasion' or visit Sotherton Court as it is described in 'Mansfield Park'?
Well you can, at Stoneleigh Abbey in Warwickshire. Founded in 1154 by a group of Cistercian monks, Stoneleigh Abbey reflects a rich mix of more than 900 years of history. The estate was the home of the Leigh family from 1561 until the late twentieth century.
The work of famous architects and artisans is displayed in Stoneleigh's architecture and rooms. The mediaeval Gatehouse was built in 1346 and is one of a few in Britain which are still standing and complete.
Stoneleigh Abbey is open to the public from Good Friday to the end of October every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holidays for guided tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
AddressKenilworth Castle, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1NE
Opening times10am - 5pm
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