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Stoneleigh Abbey


A simply stunning country mansion house.

Stoneleigh Abbey, the ancestral home of the Leigh family, is a country house steeped in history. Founded in 1154 as a Cistercian monastic house on a land grant from King Henry II, it was later converted into a comfortable family home.

The older portion of the house, built from local red sandstone, was started in 1561 and successive generations added to the design. The newest part of the house was completed around 1720 and was designed by Francis Smith of Warwick.

This former monastery has connections to Queen Victoria, Prince Charles and Jane Austen.


Visitor Info


Located off the B4115 with easy access from the A46. Free car parking with allocated spaces near the ticket office for disabled visitors.

Admission prices and opening hours

House Tours – £8 Adults/£6.50 English Heritage Members/£3.50 Children

Grounds only -£3.50 per person

Open from Good Friday – 31st October on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Grounds open for viewing from 10:30am. House open by guided tour only. On weekdays tours take place at 12 noon and 2pm and on Sundays at 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm.

Closed during the Winter months – check the website for further details.


Special events are held throughout the year. For more information please visit the website.


There are ample disabled toilets on the premises. The grounds are navigable by wheelchair users with a strong person to assist. Users are invited to travel over the grassy verges. Lifts available to all floors. Service dogs welcome. Those with limited ability to walk may find the distance to the tearoom difficult.

Conferences & meetings

A tranquil setting for elegant events.

Stoneleigh Abbey provides a tranquil and elegant setting for your next conference or business meeting.


An elegant backdrop for your special day.

Stoneleigh Abbey provides a simply stunning setting and breath-taking backdrop for weddings.

For more information on Stoneleigh Abbey as a wedding venue, please view the website.


Food & Drink

The magnificent Orangery overlooking the River Avon is now a cosy tea room, situated overlooking the River Avon with tranquil views.

The Orangery Tea Room offers cream teas, cakes, and light lunch options, including sandwiches and soup.