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“lovely spot to visit and relax” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bayham Old Abbey

Bayham Old Abbey
Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
01892 890381
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Type: Ancient Ruins
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“lovely spot to visit and relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

apart from there not being any signs to the abbey if you go through Lamberhurst village, had to ask directions... it is a very pretty and quiet place to visit. we were greeted by a very pleasant and friendly member of staff who was more than happy to answer any questions. we spent a good 2 and half hours there and our son was happy just to run around and play. the atmosphere is lovely. the best of it is a huge beech tree at the back of the ruin that has grown into one of the walls...quite something.

Visited May 2013
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Etchingham
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The ruins of Bayham Abbey are well worth a visit, especially for photographers, as the ruins create some wonderful images.

Visited August 2012
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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“Worth Seeing !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Only a few miles outside of Tunbridge Wells, the Abbey Ruins are well worth seeing. On a fresh Spring day they are Grand

Visited March 2013
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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“Sorry but to us its just a pile of old stones”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you like wandering around looking at old stones then this is the place for you.

With a good imagination you can get there but its so ruined that you need to be specially gifted in that department to get the most out of it as it is so ruined in parts that there is nothing there.

The atmosphere mentioned in other reviews is really just a quiet place as its so far from anywhere although its next to the Lamberhurst to Tunbridge Wells road which at times has some noisey cars trying to go fast as the road is quite straight for some time and so you hear a car speeding along for some time.

I do not think its a great place for children as there is little for them to get hooked on in the ruins and others seeking the solitude tend to frown (however unwittingly) at you for daring to take children anywhere near them so a family picnic there is not great either.

Sorry but not for me though I can see some people loving it.

Visited July 2012
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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“Atmospheric”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

You will need a good imagination but it's a lovely setting and great for a picnic on a warm summers day

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