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St. Mary's Abbey

Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
+44 1904 687687
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York Walking Tour including York Minster
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William II laid the foundation to this abbey during the 11th century, which became known as the most powerful and wealthiest monastery in the North of England at that time.
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  • Average10%
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Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
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"museum gardens"
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"yorkshire museum"
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"beautiful ruins"
in 24 reviews
"henry viii"
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"lovely park"
in 11 reviews
"sunny day"
in 21 reviews
"york museum"
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"photo opportunities"
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"open to the public"
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"lovely place to visit"
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"worth a visit"
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"walk around"
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"city centre"
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"walking tour"
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"interesting history"
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"lovely walk"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely walk through the gardens and onto the Abbey, the museum is informative about the Abbey and gardens etc.

Thank alexlamont7151
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Take a walk through the Museam Gardens to find these beautiful ruins set in a beautiful garden, it's free to go in the park and look at and take photos the Abbey ruins. Plenty of places to sit nearby. Worth a look, it's free and...More

Thank MrsJD2007
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In Museum Gardens this free to view gothic ruin is a fantastic reminder of how grand and powerful monasteries and abbeys were before Henry VIII's dissolution. Well worth 20 minutes wondering around and wondering what life must have been like in the 13th Century!

Thank Tim B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful ruins in Museum Gardens with lots of history and information. Nice to spend time here relaxing, just a step away from the bustle of the city.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

And hauteur - it is still possible to appreciate the sheer size of this ancient abbey as it was, as it must have been. Watch out for Roman remains nearby, testament to these inhabitants of this space

Thank Sally W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is really historical located inside a wonderful park. For those who appreciate History, here you can see some of King's Henry VIII actions against the old monasteries.

1  Thank Carmelio C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is poignant to be able to walk through what must once have been a very grand Abbey and see the ravage of time. More so in that the Abbey ruin now forms the crowning jewel of a public park, and one through which you...More

1  Thank df86
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place to sit and unwind after the trek round the city.Ice cream by the river,lush green lawns,the Abbey just behind and the squirrels playing in the bushes.Perfect place to spend some time.

1  Thank jimbooth
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located within walking distance o the York minster, you can find these ruins in a lovely park. Free to enter, we enjoyed just lying on the grass...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got in her on a sunny day i March and enjoyed the warm sun and the gardens. Brought a coffee in from the costa across the road

1  Thank Brian M
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