Leiston Tourist Information

Pretty Leiston village in Suffolk sits just north of Aldeburgh and the Snape Maltings Concert Hall. The village contains popular heritage attraction The Long Shop Museum housed within the Grade listed Garrett engineering works. The Long Shop Museum features an outstanding collection of historic steam engines and agricultural machinery.

Leiston village is ideal for Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings

Leiston village is ideal for Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings

Leiston Abbey ruins located mid-way between Leiston and Theberton are the spectacular remains of a 14th century abbey of Premonstratensian canons (the White Canons). The stunning romantic setting of Leiston Abbey with medieval barn is available to hire for both weddings and corporate events.

Leiston village and the surrounding area offers a variety of accommodation options from B&B inns and period cottages to farmhouse B&Bs and caravan camping parks. Leiston accommodation is some of the closest to Sizewell, ideal for visitors and business contractors. The village is also perfectly placed for exploring the heritage coast and is easily accessed off the A12 through road.

The Long Shop Museum

The Long Shop Museum is housed within the original Grade II Listed Garrett engineering works. Galleries within explore the Garrett story, the World War II Leiston USAAF and 1917 Zeppelin crash at Theberton and visitors can view an outstanding collection of heritage steam engines and agricultural machinery on display. The Garrett works also features a Grade listed water tower and Suffolk’s deepest well. Ample parking is adjacent and guided tours are available. Coach parties welcome and a museum shop is onsite.

Accommodation near Sizewell

Find your perfect accommodation near Sizewell power station here on Iknow. We list a great choice of holiday cottages, B&Bs, hotels and self-catering holiday homes in and around Sizewell B, which is set to expand over the coming years. Initial proposals for Sizewell C have already been submitted. Whether you’re looking for a handy stopover or a long-stay cottage just minutes from the power station, find it here and book online or direct.

Illex House Cottage in Sizewell Hamlet just one mile from the power station

Illex House Cottage in Sizewell Hamlet just one mile from the power station

Many accommodation providers in the Leiston area go that extra mile to support and welcome scientists, engineers and business visitors to Sizewell. If you’re relocating to the area, attending a training course, interview or conducting a local survey, we’ve got the perfect accommodation base for you. Groups are well catered for, with many accommodation providers offering meeting space, free WiFi, ample secure parking, laundry service and flexible mealtimes. Leiston accommodation is also well placed for the nearby BT R&D centre at Adastral Park. Compare prices now for Sizewell accommodation and book online.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.