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Garden

Terrace Garden running down to the River

Terrace Garden running down to the River

Terrace Garden running down to the River
Terrace Garden running down to the River

Terrace Garden running down to the River

Terrace Garden running down to the River
 
 

Address

Estate Office,
Stoneleigh Abbey,
Kenilworth,
Warwickshire,
CV8 2LF

Details

The beautiful landscaped gardens at Stoneleigh Abbey are the culmination of around 500 years of works undertaken by the Leigh family in order to improve their surroundings.
They were developed over time by several notable landscape designers, including C.S. Smith, W.A. Nesfield, Percy Cane & most famously, Humphry Repton.

Repton considered Stoneleigh one of his greatest works, as reflected in his Red Book which is on display from time to time within the house.
Improvements included the woodland walk, the newly-restored reflective lake with weirs, deer park, pavilions and statues dotted about the grounds.
Visitors to the gardens can see England’s most picturesque village cricket grounds, the home of Stoneleigh Cricket Club. They can sit in the thatched summer house, explore the grotto in the woodland walk (made from the stones of one of the estate’s old mills) & visit the lovingly tended cemetery for the Leigh family pets. Among the plants are examples of traditional flowering herbs, ancient trees, and decorative bedding plants.
The garden is a truly delightful place to take in some fresh air and the idyllic scenery.

A separate ticket is available for visitors who wish to come to the grounds without entering the house.
This year, the ‘Season Ticket’ makes a welcome return. This is an excellent idea for regular visitors who wish to enjoy the gardens & the tea room without taking guided tours of the house.
At a bargain price of just £12, please contact the Visitor Manager at the Abbey for details & an application form.

For those with a specific interest in Humphry Repton’s works at Stoneleigh Abbey, a Humphry Repton Garden Tour can be provided for groups.
Please contact Stoneleigh Abbey for more details including availability & prices.

For further details see www.stoneleighabbey.org

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Open all the time

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    Location

    Directions

    Plan route to Stoneleigh Abbey using TransportDirect.infoPlan route using TransportDirect.info

    Map reference: SP 316716  Lat: 52.34237 Long: -1.53625

    From the South: Leave the M40 at junction 15 and take the A46 north towards Coventry. Leave the A46 at the Kenilworth/Leamington Spa exit; turn right at the roundabout towards Leamington Spa on the A452. After 100 yards, turn left onto the B4115, signposted Stoneleigh Abbey and Ashow. The Abbey entrance is 1 mile along this road on the right.
    From the North: Head southbound from the A45/A46 junction along the A46. Take the first exit signed Stoneleigh/Warwick Arts Centre. Turn left signed Stoneleigh & then in 100m turn right at the crossroads signed B4115 Stoneleigh Abbey & Ashow. In 1.5 miles, the Abbey is signed as a left turn.

    Parking: free

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Parking

    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis solid
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesBaby changing facilities
    • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

    General

    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesAudible alarm system

    Entrance

    • YesSteps to the main entrance
      • 7
        Number of steps to entrance
    • YesEntrance is well lit

    Food

    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair