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Address: Samson's Tower, Bury St. Edmunds, England

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Lovely ruins

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Egham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Wandering around the ruins you get a vivid impression of the abbey and its role with the barons and association with the medieval town. Being adjacent to the Abbey Gardens you can easily wander around both for a full afternoon

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I am no historian, but this ancient ruin is a great place to explore and get a sense for times past. The main gate to it has some excellent information to help you understand what you will see, and a 3D model at the bottom of the Abbey Gardens is also fascinating. You can wander over and through the ruins... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Beautifully preserved - and I did love the placards that allowed us to learn with a walk through the grounds on an early morning. Truly a way to celebrate the Magna Carta!

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Hurghada, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This Abbey transports you back to 1088 or there abouts !!!!! Remains of sn Abbey with clear maps and diagrams to follow , there was s guide if you wanted it to make it better to view but we walked around to see it , it is very informative and a wonderful place to visit

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Lots of signs to tell you what's what amongst all the various ruined part of this ancient abbey. Pity the cafe near the aviary closed just before 5pm, I was ready for an ice cream after viewing the range of tropical birds in the adjacent aviary. There's also a sensory garden as well as more formal gardens to enjoy.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Wow! Such history!! Absolutely adore coming to the Abbey Gardens and walking around the ruins of the monastery there! It is amazing to see such ruins still in good structure and that you are able to walk around and touch and sit on and some kids even climb on (wouldn't recommend that though). The ruins are made of beautiful stones... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Having only a short time to see as much as I could during my first visit to Bury St. Edmunds, I visited the historic part of the city during Market Day, visited St. Mary's Church, and the ruins of The Benedictine Abbey of St. Edmunds, of which the church was once a part. Only ruins of the abbey remain, but... More 

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Bedford, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The ruins of a Benedictine Abbey, this is an excellent and interesting site to explore. They date back to the 11th Century and you can imagine what an impressive structure the abbey would have been. A great day out can be had in the Abbey gardens (see seperate reviews) and ruins - fun for all the family and free! Highly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A good half days walk with surprised around every corner...pond and river,ruins,kids park,birds,cafe and ice cream. With the town on its doorstep its a nice days walk.

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Address: Samson's Tower, Bury St. Edmunds, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St. Edmunds

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