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The Abbey

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Really vast ruins of the abbey, great to walk around and while away an afternoon. Peaceful area... read more

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West Front Abbey Ruins

Lots of visitors mention the beautiful but quirky houses built into the ruins of the West Front of... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2019
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

Really vast ruins of the abbey, great to walk around and while away an afternoon. Peaceful area with lots to look at, far more than at first glance.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hazel C
Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

Lots of visitors mention the beautiful but quirky houses built into the ruins of the West Front of the old Abbey. They date from the late 16th century but were updated in the late 20th century to provide modern facilities. They are all owned privately...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank alandbond
Reviewed July 30, 2019

Interesting to look around the many parts of the ruined abbey. They now look very romantic. The information panels are useful.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 26, 2019

Wonderful grounds. Interesting and accommodating. Well looked after. Loos, Cafe and information. Tennis courts need attention.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

Ruins of the Old Abbey in what was once the Capital of England and grew wealthy on the wool trade exporting to Europe. The various building in the Abbey can be seen in the Ruins and is set in nice parkland.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2019

Visited as part of a walking tour. Learn about the legend of St Edmund. See how the abbey stood back in the old days.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

Nice setting in the formal gardens which houses an aviary and sensory garden. There is a model of what the abbey would have looked like when in use which is helpful

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019

A great spot to view the ruins of the great abbey and imagine it as it once was, relax in the gardens and visit the adjoining beautiful cathedral

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Debi19
Reviewed May 23, 2019

A very interesting place, The whole site is worthwhile and we were lucky because we went on a tour with our school.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lluis G
Reviewed May 12, 2019

The ruins of the old Benedictine Abbey are well worth a visit and are easily accessible to view and to touch history. Set close by are the Abbey gardens and all within less than a minute walk of the wonderful town of Bury St Edmunds...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Helen R
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