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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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Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
+44 1904 687687
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The ruins stand in what is now Museum Gardens - they stand as a tribute to time having been first built in 1055 and dedicated to Saint Olaf II of Norway. Once one of the richest Abbeys in the North of England, what remains is...More

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Passed by here on the way to the Art Gallery. Not much to see thanks to Henry VIII and time! Access is limited at the moment due to falling masonry. Forms part of the Museum Gardens which are free to all and accessible to everyone.

Thank Abi C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ruins to sit by and watch the world go by . Central location to stop for lunch and enjoy the scenery

Thank Angela J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gardens kept in an immaculate standard with some lovely flowering beds to view. Most of the Abbey now not accessible due falling debris. I wonder if there is any money to ensure that it stays upright??

Thank robbins67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must have been such an impressive abbey in its time, almost the size of the Minster. It is situated in a nice peaceful garden and really gives you a sense of what life must have been like in York before the dissolution of the...More

Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to St. Mary's Abbey and the gardens as part of the York walking tour. I'm not sure that I'd read about it prior to going on the tour, but it is very lovely and even more interesting to hear the history.

Thank leflerpet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Abbey in a lovely setting. Picturesque gardens where you can sit and relax and enjoy the views. Can also see castle walls and at the bottom is river Ouse on which they do boat tours up and down the river which are reasonable priced....More

1  Thank JaneGoddard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is within the beautiful museum gardens and has an interesting history - great to see this with one of the free walking tours. Also a great spot for some lovely haunting photos but go early or late or in the rain to avoid crowds...More

Thank IWOM001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ruins are in a beautiful garden not far from York Minster taken there on the three hour free tour of York

Thank MJV_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens and these ruins are extremely well preserved, very good place for photos and quietness. Perfect to bring kids and pets.

Thank GoncaloFlores
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