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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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Amazing ruins

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Viannaj
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 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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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

These are the most fabulous abbey ruins. The setting gives a very ghostly atmosphere, even on a warm sunny day, theres a feeling that theres been intrigue and cunning taking place. Beautiful surroundings, listen out for woodpeckers and hawks. Much still remains of the ruins and its very easy to picture what the place would have looked like back in... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I understand that things such as this need money for upkeep etc , but £9 for two adults to walk around these ruins is really rather expensive. I remember visiting many years ago before it was fenced off and controlled and the tranquility is the thing that stays with you the most.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great ruined Abbey/historic home, must have been an amazing place, offers fantastic photo opportunities. Did think it cost a bit for what it was, but we are still happy that we went.

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Tunbridge Wells
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a stunning ruin, which you may recognise from one of the Channel 4 promo films! Great for photography & very atmospheric - it's usually fairly quiet too. The house is interesting too.

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TWells
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176 reviews 176 reviews
65 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Not much here though. The ruins are fine for 10 minutes and the surrounding countryside is pretty. But, a place to stop off at on the way somewhere as it's really less than 45 minutes before you wonder 'what's next'.

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