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Lilleshall Abbey

Abbey Road, Lilleshall, Telford, Newport TF10 9HW, UK

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About Lilleshall Abbey

Lilleshall Abbey was founded in about 1148 for a community of Augustinian canons. By the late 13th century, it had become a religious house of great reputation and prestige. In the 14th century, however, a financial crisis contributed to a gradual dwindling of the community. After the abbey was suppressed in 1538, it was converted into a private house. The buildings were severely damaged in the Civil War during a Parliamentarian siege, but the extensive sandstone remains still give an impression


Attractions near Lilleshall Abbey

Wonderland Telford7.14km from Lilleshall Abbey

Wonderland is a fairytale adventure park for families with young children in Telford, Shropshire. The park has a big indoor soft play area plus a number of other children's fairground rides and attractions including Teddys train, Crazy Caterpillar, the White Rabbit, Tea cups, crazy golf, Dinosaur Valley, Wonderland maze, Winter Wonderland Christmas Village, walks through woodland and panning for gems. Caters for birthday parties.

Telford Town Park7.76km from Lilleshall Abbey

Telford Town Park is a park and Local Nature Reserve in Telford in Shropshire. In 2015, it was voted "UK's Best Park" in the inaugural public competition organised by Fields in Trust.  The 450 acre Telford Town Park is the ideal destination for a relaxing family day out. There are safe play areas for youngsters of all ages, nature trails, sites of special scientific interest, sports pitches, a lakeside amphitheatre and several beautiful gardens.

Weston Park7.96km from Lilleshall Abbey

Weston Park is a historic house and garden located on the Staffordshire and Shropshire border.  The 40-hectare park has a wading pool, beach, miniature train, and cycle track. Other facilities include a playground with a climbing net and swings, picnic tables, electric barbeques, public toilets, an adventure playground, a miniature train, and a fixed orienteering course.  It is now in the care of the trustees of the Weston Park Foundation. The house retains its art collection with over 30,000 ob

National Trust - Sunnycroft8.83km from Lilleshall Abbey

The National Trust's Sunnycroft, Shropshire, is a rare Victorian suburban villa and mini-estate with five acres of garden. The house is packed full with everyday items belonging to the families who lived here, The grounds are a mini estate with pigsties, stables, kitchen garden, orchards, conservatory, flower garden and superb Wellingtonia avenue. Enjoy a refreshments in the period tea-room.

Sunnycroft8.85km from Lilleshall Abbey

The National Trust's Sunnycroft, Shropshire, is a rare Victorian suburban villa and mini-estate with five acres of garden.  The house belonged to the Lander family from its completion in 1899 until its transfer to the National Trust in 1997. The house is packed full with everyday items belonging to the families who lived here, The grounds are a mini estate with pigsties, stables, kitchen garden, orchards, conservatory, flower garden and superb Wellingtonia avenue. Enjoy a refreshments in the per

Telford Steam Railway9.03km from Lilleshall Abbey

The Telford Steam Railway is a heritage railway located at Horsehay, Telford in Shropshire, England, formed in 1976. The railway is operated by volunteers on Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of September, and at Christmas. Its official business name is the Telford Horsehay Steam Trust, and it is a registered charity.

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Shropshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. It is bordered by Wales to the west and the English counties of Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the southeast, and Herefordshire to the south.