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Byland Abbey

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Chris W wrote a review Oct 18
Norfolk247 contributions95 helpful votes
The imposing ruins are right on the road, with free parking, and suddenly appear around the corner. Free entry as well.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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TonyDodgson wrote a review Oct 12
Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom567 contributions114 helpful votes
Came across by chance. Remains are impressive, an interesting site. Free to visit but no information boards.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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jackie_rogers59 wrote a review Sep 2020
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom545 contributions129 helpful votes
This is quite a big site with plenty to see. I loved the mosaic floor tiles that are still in situ. The remains are impressive with half of a hugh rose window still in place. There are no information boards which is disappointing. An interesting site
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Paul wrote a review Sep 2020
St. Albans, United Kingdom9 contributions
We stopped at Byland Abbey for about 45minutes which was more than enough to wander around the sight. We enjoyed the fact that you were left to your own devices and could access the site for free. Probably not a destination in its own right at the end of a long drive, but worth a detour on the way somewhere.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Jax M wrote a review Sep 2020
Rugby, United Kingdom27 contributions3 helpful votes
By pure chance we passed this place on our way to thirsk, very beautiful to walk around and see. Had a wonderful couple of hours taking it all in, would definitely recommend a visit
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Date of experience: September 2020
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