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Bayham Old Abbey

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Address: Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
Phone Number: 01892 890381
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A glimpse at pre Dissolution of the Monasteries

Whilst on the face of it, you may be disappointed with what Bayham has to offer, what you need to appreciate is what this place must have been like 500 years ago. The site and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Hugo198
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Whilst on the face of it, you may be disappointed with what Bayham has to offer, what you need to appreciate is what this place must have been like 500 years ago. The site and remaining structure gives you a good idea of life before the Dissolution. You can easily spend an hour wandering around, and more if you take... More 

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Thank Hugo198
Horsmonden, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Beautiful ruins, great atmosphere and wonderful for photography. Take a picnic and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

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Thank sldraper
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Bayham is one of those places that is able to captivate the visitor in all seasons. Though not on the scale of Fountains or Rievaux Abbey it nonetheless has great presence and real atmosphere. Minimal facilities though reasonable shop and always helpful staff.

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Thank WF1385
Battle, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

hi we have been a English Heritage member for years.but only just went to Bayham Old Abbey in kent, well wot can i say simply a beautiful and peaceful place, we hade a place it was so lovey thare,,,,but the loo,s need a update,, all in all you must go,

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Thank Adam S
Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in the way home. It wasn't as big as I expected but it was very pretty. I wish there was some information boards though, there are plaques saying what the room used to be but there was no further information. I'm glad I have an English heritage membership it would have cost around £5 to enter otherwise. It's... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Picturesque ruins with the potential for beautiful photos. Best to read about it before you visit or buy a guide book on site as there is a lack of information boards.

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1 Thank Elle J
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

As ruins go, this is a good one and it is well kept by English Heritage who make a modest entry charge. It is a shame they don't provide the usual information and interpretation boards on the site which makes buying a guide book rather necessary. This is fine but written in a dated or scholarly style. The imagination for... More 

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1 Thank Roganroy
London, UK
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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is not one of the UK's great Abbeys, but if you are a member it is worth a diversion to have a look. It is not Fountains, and it is not Tintern. Chat to the people on the reception, they are a fountain of info. We visited on a sunny day, which was just right for this sort of... More 

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2 Thank ancientobserver
Kent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

If you can tune in its a spiritual place. Choose a warm day, take a book, some sustenance, chill out and enjoy. A hidden little gem. The tree growing out of the altar is beautiful. Don't take your kids - its not for running around or noise please…...

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2 Thank Martin G
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

It's a lovely place to visit. The lane itself is gorgeous. I didn't spend too long here as I had a wedding to go to, but what I saw was lovely. Lots of photo opportunities. Worth a visit

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