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The Abbey

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Impressive medieval remains

Within the park, the area the ruins cover are imposing. Close to the centre, worth a detour, even... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2019
Sue C
Winchester, United Kingdom
Ye olde Abbey

We visited the olde ruins of the original Abbey, in the gardens of the "new" Cathedral, generally... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2019
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2019

Within the park, the area the ruins cover are imposing. Close to the centre, worth a detour, even if only for five or ten minutes.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sue C
Reviewed 20 January 2019

We visited the olde ruins of the original Abbey, in the gardens of the "new" Cathedral, generally made out of mined flint, very interesting

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

This certainly a very interesting old Ruin and is worth a visit also has the Cathedral and Abbey Gardens ajacent

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

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 5 December 2018

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 10 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
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Reviewed 6 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 1 November 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 22 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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