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The Abbey

30 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1UZ, England
+44 1284 757490
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Oldies on tour

Very interesting place to visit to see the historic buildings, This must have been a really large... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David T
A must place to visit if lucky enough to be visiting Bury St Edmunds

A must visit place if lucky enough to be visiting Bury St Edmunds or to live in the area. All year... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul P
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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  • Average3%
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“abbey ruins” (36 reviews)
“magna carta” (10 reviews)
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30 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1UZ, England
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+44 1284 757490
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place to visit to see the historic buildings, This must have been a really large Abbey

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit place if lucky enough to be visiting Bury St Edmunds or to live in the area. All year round beautiful and immaculate gardens, rose garden, water garden, lovely little cafe, and extensive abbey ruins. Separate children's play area. Very secure and special.

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is well preserved. A great place to relax, read or people watch. For this site to be one thousand years old is unbelievable. Most countries would have bulldozed it over for high rise apartments. We walk through all three days we were in...More

Thank peaz7805
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy history and/or gardens this is a must stop. They want me to write more. All I can say is that the gardens are beautiful and it has many benches to grab some peace and enjoy a good book. Dickens per chance. And...More

Thank Lin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 11 August 2017

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 10 August 2017

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 9 August 2017 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 8 August 2017

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 7 August 2017

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
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