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Address: Samson's Tower, Bury St. Edmunds, England
Phone Number: 441284757490
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Beautiful gardens around the abbey remains

It is difficult to imagine how large this abbey was before it was closed down by Henry VIII and the towns people decided to use the abbey as a quarry for their homes. Only some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is difficult to imagine how large this abbey was before it was closed down by Henry VIII and the towns people decided to use the abbey as a quarry for their homes. Only some crumbling walls remain. The gardens that now adorn the area are worth a visit.

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Bradfield St. George, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Take a lunch or pick up take away and enjoy the afternoon among the beautiful ruins. This is a great place to spend the day with friends, family, or just a solo walk.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Just behind the cathedral, so the two things are easy to do together and it is worth a walk around to read the information panels and realise how big and important the abbey once was.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very interesting and packed with history. Each section has a notice explaining the history. There is an Abbey "trail" which is well worthwhile. Better for adults rather than children who see the play area and want to head there.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A nice peaceful afternoon in the sun, full of exchange students playing football on the many open spaces within the grounds. Very clean and well kept

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This Abbey has some lovely grounds to stroll in. Its a very nice park area, and on the way to Greene King Brewery. Interesting Abbey ruins, and worth a visit on a nice sunny day.

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Enfield Middlesex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The grounds are kept in excellent condition and the children's area very popular. The Abbey puts on a variety of events during the year, recently we watched Romeo and Juliet by a local acting company. We pitched up neighbours chairs and a picnic and we purchased drink from the small bar. a bit of culture in excellent setting.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lovely historic park. Can stroll through the ruins. Flowers are lovely. Some pond areas. Activities including tennis, golf and bowls. Park is modern and lots to do for all ages.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Ruins in the Abbey gardens are nothing special. Walk round the park and you just walk past them. People picnic amongst the ruins. Nothing spectacular but the gardens around them are well tended and busy with families picnicking. Next to town centre. Free.

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Egham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Lovely ruins to wander around. Nice model of what it was like - shame about the graffiti on it. Situated next to beautiful gardens.

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