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Address: Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
Phone Number: 01892 890381
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Much more substantial than I anticipated.

A substantial ruin with lots of rooms and side chapels, as well as the main nave. Easy to imagine the place with a roof on and in full use back in the 13/14th century... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2016
G07
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London, United Kingdom
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stevenage
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, but beware getting lost by following the road atlas (its not accurate!) Better to try gps. The remains of the abbey are only a tiny portion of the original, but the quality of the stone work and the carving are amazing. The weather needs to be good, and a longer visit with a picnic would be... More 

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful late afternoon taking photos at the Abbey, it was really quiet and we had the place to ourselves. This isn't a place with loads to do but if you were to bring a picnic and have a leisurely walk round poking through the ruins I'm sure you'd have a nice afternoon. Tip: There is a little stream... More 

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Thank Rich D
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a splendid picnic lunch here in the lovely British summer weather. Great place to seek some peace and quiet in interesting surroundings. There isn't much information on the ruins but more fun to imagine what it was like after a few glasses of wine.

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Tonbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Wonderful ruins of the abbey surrounded by fields makes a great day out during the summer and is a great place to also have a picnic. Beautiful ruins steeped in history

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Thank jaynebttf
Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Had a quick look around the ruins , not much to see and no free information to describe any of the buildings, I know there's not much there but they could make the attraction slightly more visitor friendly

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Thank Mark G
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

A substantial ruin with lots of rooms and side chapels, as well as the main nave. Easy to imagine the place with a roof on and in full use back in the 13/14th century. Surprisingly there is a small EH shop on site with toilets and limited drinks and eats for sale.

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Thank G07
Chichester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

A very narrow driveway, more passing places could be needed. As I had to back up , very quiet on the day of my visit. On entering the visitor centre I was greeted straight away by the member of staff on duty. I was offered a guidebook which I purchased, great value at £1.99. The guidebook really brings these wonderfully... More 

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Thank Craig M
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

A peaceful and inexpensive place to visit although you'll need to buy the guidebook in order to get the best out of your visit. Don't expect too much as it is ruins after all but there is something almost magical and mysterious about the place.

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Thank Grapefan
Wye, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

One can only imagine how the ruined Abbey would have been in it's day and this adds to it's charm. Don't expect a long trip but combined with a picnic it's quite pleasant. If I was not an English heritage member I'm not sure if I would pay the entry fee of nearly £5 for such a short visit. The... More 

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Thank DavidA129541
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

As English Heritage members, our trip was free. There is a fee for non-members. However, the 'ruins' are a magical place to visit in the heart of the countryside. The welcome from staff is always friendly, the shop carries some interesting (if a little pricey) goods and the Abbey is set in plenty of open ground so even when this... More 

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