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Address: Samson's Tower, Bury St. Edmunds, England
Phone Number: 441284757490
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There is very little left of this abbey. Signage could have been more informative. The grounds are spectacular and well maintained.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
KMorris15
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is very little left of this abbey. Signage could have been more informative. The grounds are spectacular and well maintained.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to walk and just enjoy the history, not recommended for people with walking difficulty.

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Thank AnthonyF559
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great and easy historic place to visit with the family. a try step by step back in time...very interesting.

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Thank Chris B
United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These gardens are still as I remember when I was a little girl. Beautifully kept. The Bird cages are still round the back alongside the cafe. Wonderful memories.

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Thank jewelledflipflop
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ruins of the old Bury Abbey are in the gardens which are at their best in the summer. Plenty of history in the town as well.

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Thank Stuart M
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38 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An exceptionaly calm and serene park with the abbeys ruins some wonderful trees and no noise whatsoever

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Thank Danny W
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There really isn't much of an Abbey left to view, but the information boards help to fill in the gaps and I'm afraid the rest is up to the imagination..... But it is free, which is a pleasant change and combined with the gardens and the other points of interest.....don't miss the houses which front onto the green adjacent to... More 

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Thank Lee529
West Burton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Was as hauntingly lovely as I remember it. The ruins are well kept, with plenty of plaques to provide information of what you're looking at. The newish excavations of the monks graves were new to us ad quite interesting.

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Thank Nmnursern
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
67 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Although you only really now have the outline it is an interesting visit to see what would have been there many hundreds of years ago and how the town would have evolved around this. If you are in the Abbey Gardens make sure you take the time to explore this part.

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Thank Ray P
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Visited here in the fall, when the colors on the trees and leaves on the ground really add some color to this place. I enjoyed walking around. The crumbling structures are pretty neat, especially the tall monolithic looking towers. A pleasant place to walk around, including the gardens.

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