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The Abbey

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Address: Samson's Tower, Bury St. Edmunds, England
Phone Number: 441284757490

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History in abundance

We had the pleasure of visiting the Abbey, the Abbey Gardens and Cathedral. You can walk amongst the ruins and get a sense of the scale of the Abbey when it was in its full... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sarah M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of visiting the Abbey, the Abbey Gardens and Cathedral. You can walk amongst the ruins and get a sense of the scale of the Abbey when it was in its full splendor. I would highly recommend a visit to the Cathedral which joins onto the Abbey and Gardens. Lovely spot for a picnic and play area... More 

Thank Sarah M
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These ruins are absolutely fantastic, you can climb over all sorts of things and the information boards dotted around the ruins are extremely interesting and well worth reading to find out more about the Abbey Ruins.

Thank rhianrli
Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting ruins situated within the Abbey Gardens. Well worth looking round & reading the information boards. Well kept.

Thank Jane D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

an amazing place to see a movie, has a lovely cafe, and has a very good set of movies. a few big hollywood movies but so many amazing art house and indie movies. they are adding a screen too

Thank willcub101
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I paid a visit to the Abbey grounds and gardens yesterday, and saw what appeared to be a well ? It was situated close to the graves of the abbots lying there. We would like to know more about this well-- if it was a well that is. We also visited the Westgate R C church and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This certainly brings back all the history lessons from my past, we found the experience very interesting.

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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Bury St Edmunds many times but not visited The Abbey. It was a hot and sunny day, during the week and was very quiet and peaceful. Well worth a visit

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once the patron saint of England (until usurped by St George) was buried here but sadly his remains disappeared along with most of the abbey. Important link to Magna Carta Barons. Set in attractive park with gardens, the ruins are interesting and are supported by information stations around the site. There is an audio guided tour available from the nearby... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The ruins of the old abbey are totally free to the public though you will have to pay for parking at the lot across the street. There are very few plaques or explanations of the individual ruins but they are remarkably well preserved and are fully accessible -- you could climb on them without issue if you were so inclined.... More 

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Westport, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Came upon the Abbey sort of by accident...its in the grounds of the Park. There is a certain eerie feel about the ruins and jits not until you walk around and see the plaques that tell you which rooms your in that you get a feel for the place. A definate visit if your in Bury

Thank Connemaraman

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