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This was the first time we'd been here since the new tower was added and it is truly wonderful. The painted ceilings are fabulous and well worth seeing. The gardens as well are lovely and great to stroll around in the sun!
This place is just amazing. The sheer scale of the original abbey must have been incredible to see. Really well maintained and laid out with excellent information boards around the grounds. Really impressive, a 'must see' if you are in the area.
These ruins give you a bare understanding of the extent of their range. It was one of the largest churches in Europe at the height of its magnificence, surrounded by all the usual ancillary structures found in monasteries. The west wall of the building had...More
It's perfect for everyone here, you can have a picnic , see squirrels and chase the birds like my toddler likes to do , climb around the old ruins , play on the park . It's just lovely ! And the gardens looked beautiful on...More
We booked a guided walk around Bury through the Tourist Information Office and had an enthusiastic, witty and knowledgeable guide (Lynn) to take us round. There is such a rich history, not only in the monastery ruins, but in the many side streets and buildings...More
Entering Abbey Gardens through the spectacular mediaeval gate, you first see the beautiful flower beds, then several areas where there are large amounts of the ruined abbey remaining. A few boards describe the various areas, bringing to life what must have once been a huge...More
This is a resource for the whole town to enjoy! Children after school playing football, adults relaxing, some painting, some dancing to distant music.. and all this with an extraordinary quantity of towering remnants of what must have been a vast Monastery.
The entrance Gateway...More
Took a lovely walk through the abbey ruins on a beautiful sunny day !! The ruins are open to the public and free ! You can visit the catherial as well as get information about the town at the catherial gift shop!
Set in the grounds of the present cathedral, this is obviously an important historical site which is well maintained. I would be interested to learn more. It was simply too hot during our visit to spend much time wandering around these grounds.