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The Abbey

30 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1UZ, England
+44 1284 757490
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In 869 Anglo-Saxon King Edmund was killed by the invading Danes and was Martyred as St Edmund. His... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ken C
Boston, United Kingdom
Culture Day

Took a friend round the grounds of the old ruins and were really impressed - you can actually walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gosport, United Kingdom
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30 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1UZ, England
+44 1284 757490
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Reviewed yesterday

In 869 Anglo-Saxon King Edmund was killed by the invading Danes and was Martyred as St Edmund. His burial place became a site of pilgrimage, and Bury St Edmunds grew up around it. The Abbey was founded up c.10th Century. Until the Dissolution of the...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a friend round the grounds of the old ruins and were really impressed - you can actually walk among them which in this day and age is quite surprising you normally there are barriers of some sort around. Those ruins that needed extra care...More

Thank 519Judith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked the Abbey gardens,but unfortunately the ruins are just that.We also visited the Cathedral,most of which is fairly new.

Thank TubalCain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens have plenty for everyone to enjoy. Sight seeing around the ruins, sit along side the river, children's play area, cafe and not forgetting the wonderful gardens. They are kept immaculate all year round.

Thank Andys_reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to spend an hour or two a very short walk from the town, it has a nice cafe/tuck shop and bird cages near by. You can walk the grounds for free and experience the runes and gardens which are lovely

Thank MarkAdams1975
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the ruins, they are very well kept and the story they have to tell is fascinating. Interesting reading the facts about the different areas.

Thank frequentflyersuffolk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The abbey ruins are extensive and reasonably well preserved with a walking, explanatory tour available. It is difficult to get your head round the sheer scale of the Abbey before it was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1539. At its height of importance, the current...More

1  Thank mgsnorwich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Abbey must have been vast in its day. There is a small model and remains of the Abbey scattered around. Parts are built into houses are built into the walls of the Abbey ruins. It is amazingly done, very sympathetic to the whole area....More

Thank ladybird1075
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought the Abbey and gardens were beautiful and interesting too. Well worth the visit in fact I visit it everyday of the week I was there.

Thank davidleechsnr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite places in bury st edmunds. Extremely peaceful and picturesque. Perfect place to go and relax!

Thank cg2792
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