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Travelling to Launde Abbey
By car: Launde Abbey lies 14 miles east of Leicester and 30
miles west of Peterborough.
If coming along the A47, when you reach East
Norton turn north (left if coming from Leicester,
right if coming from Peterborough) and follow the
road – and signs – for Loddington. At the T-
junction in Loddington turn right; follow the
road for about a mile. As you crest a hill and cross
a cattle grid beside the road sign announcing
“Launde” you’ll see the Abbey at the bottom of
the hill on your right.
Launde is also easily accessible from the A1
through Oakham. Follow the signs to the
railway station and, immediately after the level
crossing, turn left (following the signpost for
Leicester). Take the second turning on your left,
signposted Leicester and Braunston, and
continue through Braunston village. After about
one mile turn left shortly after the Withcote
sign, signposted Launde. Cross two cattle grids
and you will see Launde Abbey on the left.
By train: Oakham is the nearest station
and trains stop there from Birmingham, Leicester,
Peterborough or Stansted, (There is, however, a
limited service in the evening and at
weekends.) Taxis can be booked in advance
via Rutland Cabs: 01572 757891
It is also possible to travel to Market
Harborough or Leicester, although the taxi journey is
longer and more expensive. Taxis are usually
available at both stations on demand.
By bus: Unfortunately there are no bus
services serving Launde Abbey