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Address: Denny Abbey Farm Ely Road | Waterbeach, Cambridge CB25 9PQ, England
Phone Number:
+44 1223 860988
12:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 17:00

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I went there on a Sunday morning, just after it opened. They had a small field, where I could park my car. I noticed there were only two other cars parked there and I believed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really wanted to like this place. A medieval abbey with a farming museum thrown in. Other reviews refer to a hidden gem; unfortunately it's a gem that's lost its lustre and that's reflected in poor visitor numbers on a warm Sunday afternoon. The site consists of an old abbey that has been abused over the centuries, converted into a... More 

Thank The_Running_Tenor
Exeter, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there on a Sunday morning, just after it opened. They had a small field, where I could park my car. I noticed there were only two other cars parked there and I believed they belonged to the staff. When I went to the reception, which was only a very short walk, the woman asked me for my postcode.... More 

Thank ste141
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated 6 miles north of Cambridge, Denny abbey and farming museum is a great insight into Cambridgeshire 200 years ago. The collection of farm machinery with Audio playback when you walk into each display : a clever use of PIR sensors to trigger the audio! The Abbey itself is well restored and has descriptive boards are posted in each room... More 

1 Thank geoff_grayton
Norwich, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here as well as visiting the Farmland Museum and we were pleased we did. The Abbey itself is an interesting visit, lots of history to look at and read about. The Fenland Cottage is the highlight though. This wonderful little home is frozen in time and brought back lots of memories for both me and hubby. A very... More 

Thank Homeiswhereyouparkit
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic. Full of history, good value, a must see. The cottage "stuck in time" was eerily fascinating and the abbey was beautiful. I learned so much about the area I grew up in. More people should come here, before they have to close due to lack of business !

1 Thank Gabs2893
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The farmland museum is charged separately although you seem to have to go through it to reach the Abbey, quite interesting with different buildings for blacksmith, shop etc with narrative as you enter each one. The Abbey has a time line showing its different uses over the years There is a cafeteria but this was closed when we were there.... More 

Thank Wen4519
Northamptonshire England
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59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Spent an interesting afternoon at this magnificent abbey so much history surrounds this site, we were lucky to have a very informative guide (dressed up as a nun) who brought everything back to life with her detailed information enought to keep young and old interested throughout the tour and not boring. Easy to park with a nice coffee shop which... More 

Thank mariucia
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

A trip we have said we should make every time we drive past the entrance on our way home from our sons' house. We found it very interesting and the information available gave a good insight into the various stages of the property throughout history. The farmland museum attached to the property is worth a visit but the entrance fee... More 

Thank Peterperfik
Level Contributor
327 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Interestingly deconstructed from its history as a farmhouse Denny Abbey reveals many periods of its history and the surrounding Cambridgeshire countryside. It is fascinating to see and read about the many changes to this building and its use through the ages. There is a small bookshop with an honesty box where you can pick up a bargain to read. Few... More 

Thank John B
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Found this by accident. It's part of English Heritage. The farm museum is very well laid out and interesting. The abbey is accessible. There was no café and the toilets had no water the day we went so I cannot rate it higher. Reasonable price entry fee.

Thank PickwickNan

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