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Address: The Abbey Samson's Tower, Bury St. Edmunds IP31 2HQ, England
Phone Number: 441284757490
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Nice (free) gardens and ruins

In these days of cash strapped councils it seems rarer and rarer to find examples still prepared to spend significant sums on aesthetics. So praise to Bury St Edmunds Town Council... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In these days of cash strapped councils it seems rarer and rarer to find examples still prepared to spend significant sums on aesthetics. So praise to Bury St Edmunds Town Council for maintaining this to a high standard.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Abbey Samson's Tower, Bury St Edmunds. Great historic value to Bury St Edmunds - well preserved in a brilliant garden location. Well worth the visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely gardens for a sunny stroll, not sure it would have been enjoyable in poor weather. Rather annoying that some people don't understand the workings of litter bins!!!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Right next to the Cathedral and in beautiful well tendered gardens its a delight to visit, especially on a lovely hot summers day and the river running through is an added bonus to what is fabulous place to chill out and relax. A gem in the middle of Bury.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An amazing place to visit, an absolutely "must do" when in Bury. Especially if interested in history. Very informative notices to read.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The abbey ruins make a great free playground for 4-5 year olds and the immaculate lawns make grandpa rather jealous. Parking nearby, it's a great place for a summer picnic. Keep an eye out for the summer concerts... Abba and The Beatles tributes a couple of years ago were great.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These marvellous ruins are in the Abbey Gardens and form a fantastic background to the all the other features of the gardens. They are very impressive and a great reminder of the history of the town.

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Turin, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, excellently kept location, very clean, well maintained, open to the public ( a public that respect it ), entry free of charge plenty of things to do for children and nice for parents couples to relax in a green area!

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

for all the places I have travelled to in the world coming to the Abbey Gardens still remains one of the special ones, where I went when I was dating, to taking the children to the park. to enjoying fireworks on bonfire night, to watching an outside movie. Its the place to come, when you want to chill, relax, think... More 

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Mobridge, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great experience in the UK. Amazing to imagine what was once there. We enjoyed wandering through the area on a beautiful sunny day.

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