This romantic ruin is all that remains of the Tudor mansion built around 1560 by Sir Richard Lee. Lee's first house was built on top of the medieval nunnery, which itself dated back to 1140. Visible remains include the gatehouse, one wing of an H-shaped structure, the adjoining cross-wing and a kitchen at the back. With the beautiful walk along the river Ver and the spring and summer flower meadows the site is a perfect spot for a relaxing walk or picnic.
Disabled Access: Sopwell Nunnery is situated in a mainly level grassed area, but there is no path.
Address and contact details
Cottonmill Lane, St Albans
Postcode: AL1 2BY