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Bayham Old Abbey

Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
01892 890381
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Type: Ancient Ruins
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
43 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a day full of noise and excitement this is not for you. However, if you are after an hour of intrigue and marvel at a wonderfully preserved structure, then this for you. There are a couple of sections to the ruins. We were there for about an hour and were the only visitors. Wonderfully peaceful,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Perfect spot on a sunny day to have a picnic and wander around the ruins. Lots of sketching opportunities too! Not too busy and good fun for all ages to explore.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This Is a English Heritage Property. The Abbey was once a spectacular building that would have dwarfed properties around it. The ruins are certainly spectacular and have a lot to offer if you are a photographer. The grounds would be a great place in which to have a picnic. There are some brat features to be found in the ruins.... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love the Old Abbey location, especially on a warm, sunny day, which seems to add something extra to this historic site. It's a great place to visit and take a picnic, as well as wandering around the ruins. It's always quiet there, with a relatively small parking area, but perhaps there would higher number of visitors if there was... More

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

If you would like to experience tranquillity with a holy element added for good mixture then this is the place to visit. It truly is wonderful and peaceful, nice staff working at reception too and very proud. You can stroll through the ruins and enjoy every element of the environment and the historical remains; it is a favourite of mine... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

A regular favourite to visit late pm just before closing - catch it when it's less busy and you can wander amongst the ruins and soak up the atmosphere. Be warned - it's not the biggest place, so an hour might be too long unless you like loafing. But relax on the grass and just let it be...bliss.

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Cranbrook Kent
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Peaceful, a great place for photograpers and artists. Atmospheric. Very helpful warden. Our art group spent the day painting and there were family groups enjoying picnics whilewe were there.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's a great historical site, but not much else. The ruins are interesting and quite old, but not a place to bring young children.

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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Low key but a great find. The kids played hide and seek for hours. Now famous for The Channel four logo! And I believe former Who member Roger Daltrey lives close by!!

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London, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This is an English Heritage site. The fee to enter is £4.40. Unlike many other EH sites we’ve been to, this one didn’t have an audio tour which was a shame as there is more to learn about the place than you pick up from just wandering about. There aren’t any information boards to read as you walk around either.... More

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