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Mr Tim Blewitt

01572 717 254


Launde Road,
East Norton,


Launde Abbey is an Elizabethan Manor House, built on the site of an Augustinian Priory founded in 1119. Within the House there is a beautiful Chapel thought to be all that remains of the original Priory Church. Some of its stained glass is mediaeval and Nicholas Pevsner has described the monument to Gregory Cromwell as "one of the purest monuments of the early Renaissance in England". The Chapel is used for daily worship by the resident community and guests, and is a great attraction for visitors.

Come along for morning coffee or afternoon tea and enjoy the tranquility of our setting.

Launde is the largest retreat house with 45 bedrooms sleeping 77, in the East Midlands and has become a place of pilgrimage for many groups and individuals.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 19 - Fri 23 Mar 3 Day Individually Guided Retreat


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing



See location of Launde Abbey on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 794031  Lat: 52.61987 Long: -0.82858

Launde is best accessed by road.

From the M1 leave at junction 21 and follow the Leicester ring road southwards along the A563 and follow the signs for the A6 and A47. Launde Abbey is 14 miles east of the city of Leicester and is signposted in East Norton (just off the A47).

Parking: free