Come and visit Stoneleigh Abbey - a medieval masterpiece buried deep in the village of the same name.
Very little remains of the 12th century abbey that once stood where Stoneleigh now does. But that takes nothing from the history of one of Warwickshire’s most intriguing sites. The house has hosted nobility and royalty for centuries, while and visitors can get a taste of yesteryear through dozens of beautifully preserved rooms and displays.
Once a thriving monastery, the house was snapped up by Sir Thomas Leigh, Lord Mayor of London, in 1558, upon which he built what now makes up Stoneleigh’s north and west wings. Jane Austen was also a fan and visitors can see through a special tour how the house provided inspiration for many of her best works.