Elevated view of ruins and lodge

Explore Lesnes Abbey Woods

Come and visit our beautiful abbey ruins, woodlands, play area and park. There is so much to see and discover.

Abbey History

Why not spend some time exploring our ruins?

Woodland & heathland

Take a wander amongst the Sweet Chestnut and Oak trees or meander across the heath.


Explore the fossil pit, where you might pick up ancient sea shells or a shark’s tooth.

Park and gardens

Relax in our landscaped gardens with a coffee or a cake from the Chestnut Kiosk.

Lore of the Wild Storytelling app

Let us take you on a journey through the woods with our new storytelling app.

Lesnes App

Why not download our informative App?



Spend an afternoon walking in woods discovering these hidden gems.

Downloadable resources

More in-depth information about the site, including maps.

Play area

Our play area is perfect for hiding, jumping and having fun!

The Lesnes Hundred

Take a stroll through our beautiful arboretum

Download the Lesnes app

Access lots of information about the history and ecology of this beautiful site.

Lesnes Abbey visitor survey

We value your opinion and would like to hear what you think about Lesnes Abbey Woods.