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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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Beautiful abbey ruins and plenty of space to run!

I visited Bayham Old Abbey with my children. We enjoyed the ruins of the abbey which are extensive. This is a great place for children and there is plenty of space to run. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I visited Bayham Old Abbey with my children. We enjoyed the ruins of the abbey which are extensive. This is a great place for children and there is plenty of space to run. The Regency Dower house has also a couple of rooms open to the public-very Jane Austeneque! There is virtually no information on the site and a few... More 

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visited on a beautiful Sunday morning, we were the first there and it was very peaceful, we really enjoyed taking everything in. Only thought that £5 per adult was a bit much for what was there. There were no signs to give any historical information and paying £2 extra for a guide book seemed a bit much.

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Flimwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Had a quiet and peaceful pick-nick with hubby and baby daughter in nice peaceful surroundings whilst also enjoying a bit of history.

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Matfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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