Below are directions to help you travel to Launde by car or train, together with maps showing the location of Launde (nationally and locally) and a site map of the grounds around the Abbey.
Launde Abbey lies 14 miles east of Leicester and 30 miles west of Peterborough. We are easily accessible by car; the postcode for your satnav is LE7 9XB.
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.
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 direct from London St Pancras, although the taxi journey is longer and more expensive. Taxis are usually available at both stations on demand.
Trains also run to Peterborough from the north of England and Scotland and London Kings Cross, with links to Oakham as above.
Unfortunately there are no bus services serving Launde Abbey
Tel. 01572 717254