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Bayham Old Abbey

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Address: Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
Phone Number: 01892 890381
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A ruin which is more impressive when seen up close than in a brochure. A quiet and peaceful place, that was once a hive of activity...

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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Matfield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We spent about two hours here taking it all in.Steeped in history. So serene. The girl at the entrance was knowledgable and very helpful. We shall definitely return.

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A ruin which is more impressive when seen up close than in a brochure. A quiet and peaceful place, that was once a hive of activity...

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Stunning part of history. Well located. Easy to find. Nice shop with selection of gifts on offer. Ample parking .

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Is it really necessary to let people have a picknick and play football in the middle of the ruins? Certainly not tranquil, and not good for photographers.

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London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
60 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Little is left of this 13th century abbey, but enough stonework remains to indicate its original huge size and much of its former layout. The ruin was more substantial until the 18th century, when a house was built next to the abbey and the owners knocked it about a bit in an effort to make it more picturesque. The site... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Spent a truly lovely afternoon here just taking it all in. Way more remains than I would have expected, including the fantastic dedication stone and the dowager house. Needs to expand out a bit and fix the old bridge but a seriously amazing place for a picnic.

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Hastings
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

There was hardly anyone else there today when we visited Bayham Abbey, but it was worth the visit, beautifully picturesque ruins in a lush green setting, you can wander about and would be good with a picnic. This was our second attempt to visit though because it is not open all year round.

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The ruins are beautiful and within a lovely setting. There were only 4 other people there when we visited so the tranquility and isolation really improved the experience for us.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a peaceful and quiet place to visit and it is really interesting indeed. Really enjoyed visit.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I would say good but not very good as there is not much there for £5.i went because I joined English heritage. Seen better free ones in other places. Would probably have been free if near major town under local council support. I do appreciate these places need to be run and supported with limited funds. Ruins of old abbey... More 

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Address: Address: Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
Phone Number: 01892 890381
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Lamberhurst

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