Then we went onto Leiston Abbey which is just down the road from where we are staying. We wouldn't have found this except for the Ordnance Survey Map, so glad we bought it. The Abbey dates back to 1136 and must have been enormous. Good old Henry VIII sent it into ruins and eventually a farmhouse was built alongside. The Abbey ruins are now being preserved and you can see the magnificence of it all. The buildings are managed by a music school and as we were walking around the very peaceful site, we could hear some beautiful music being played through an open window.
Tomorrow my son is coming to join us with his wife and my granddaughter, so we are off to Aldeburgh for some seaside fun.