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The Abbey

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Norfolk break

This was our stop on our way back from a coach break in Norfolk - after a light lunch in town we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Aylesford, United Kingdom
A true delight

This oasis of tranquility in a city centre weas a rare find. well preserved without making you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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30 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1UZ, England
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All reviews magna carta information boards a great place to spend well worth a visit playground for children henry viii beautiful sunny day play area flower beds an ice cream tennis courts town centre gardens are beautiful new tower st edmundsbury guided tour rose garden
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our stop on our way back from a coach break in Norfolk - after a light lunch in town we decided on a walk around the grounds- it was a lovely sunny day and we all enjoyed a pleasant break- scenery was great...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This oasis of tranquility in a city centre weas a rare find. well preserved without making you feel you were in a museum , though the ruins go back many hundreds of years

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BrandlerGalleries
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This is in a beautiful gardens and it must have been a large ruined Abbey with lots of different area to visit and an exciting play area for children to play in.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jeanburch17
Reviewed 5 November 2018

The ruins cover a very large area, most of which are shared with the Abbey Gardens. They consist of outcrops of walls and the occasional remaining arch, but there's not a lot of building left. What I found particularly nice was that some very attractive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank empathology
Reviewed 31 October 2018

As time ravages most things the old Abbey still stands quitely marking time as we scurry around. Centuries pass and the old stones retain their stories and quitely remind us that we should live our lives and just pop in and see them occasionally to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Adventurer824078
Reviewed 21 October 2018

An extensive site of the large ruined Abbey with well kept gardens and playground for children. Some fine views of the Cathedral are available here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alexandra160
Reviewed 19 October 2018

The ruins of St Edmundsbury Abbey is set amidst the beautiful Abbey Gardens, an area of some 14 acres of rolling hills, sculptured flower beds and avenues of pretty plants bushes and shrubs. Standing alongside the 13th Century Abbots Bridge one can follow the Abbey...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

One cannot fail to be amazed at the scale of the site here. Although only the ruins of the abbey remain, this was such an important place back in the early 13th century. I was fascinated to see the commemorative stone listing the names of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rocko1947
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Abbey Gardens and Abbeygate is one of the highlights of Bury St Edmunds - The Gardens are just beautiful and you can walk around the ruins of the Monastry.Great place to visit.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank magsbrenda42
Reviewed 2 October 2018

If In Bury a visit to the delightful Abbey Gardens is a must. The ruins, that’s all there is apart from the “West Front” which are a row of several houses built into the medieval wall. You won’t be disappointed.

Date of experience: October 2018
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