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Lovely short walk, dont travel far

We drove a wee while to come, little bit underwhelming, worth it if you live very close. Wouldn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James G
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Picnic Perfect

We had stroll through the park and rose garden. Visited the abbey, and then had a picnic in the... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Hester W
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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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All reviews free parking feed the ducks lea valley rose garden historic town picnic tables pleasant place dog walking resting place would recommend a visit plenty of space information boards great place to visit local history cygnets blossom dragonfly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove a wee while to come, little bit underwhelming, worth it if you live very close. Wouldn't voyage to it.

Thank James G
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We had stroll through the park and rose garden. Visited the abbey, and then had a picnic in the shadow of one of the trees. Really nice spot, not to busy. Parking is free for the first hour, then 2,50 for the day.

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

This is based on two separate visits. History is all around you - around every corner there is something different to see - tombs, the Abbey itself, mosaics in the pavement, the remains of buildings long gone, parkland, swans and ducks.... There are information boards all over the place so you can read about what you're looking at. There are numerous places to eat - from Greggs to nice restaurants (though I didn't try them on these occasions). Parking wasn't free but not was not expensive. The place does have a 'seventies' feel about it but that is part of the attraction. Well worth a visit but not for a full day unless you're also visiting the Olympics white water rafting or the Gunpowder Mills (I haven't visited because it seems a bit over-priced to me). There's plenty to do.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

walk through the Abbey gardens into the old grave yard and find King Harolds last resting place,parts of the Abbey are almost 1000 years old!
in the gardens you will find mounds of earth which are buried parts of our long lost history,
when your done with that continue down under the underpass into full on in ya face countryside find the Calico fields, The dragonfly reserve and also the millennium stones which are a mile apart you can stand both sides of the eastern and western worlds! take a picture and prove to your friends that you CAN be in two places at the same time!

Thank KEVIBOY
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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit with my toddler grand daughter. See the ducks, geese, coots, moorhens and swans with their chicks and cygnets. Beautiful rose garden coming into bloom with longer walks into the Lea Valley Park. Free parking for up to 1 hour with the Abbey Church as a backdrop to most views. My grand daughter loves this peaceful place.

1  Thank JRFossil
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

The gardens are a great place to take and walk or stroll. You can also visit the Church and the few shops in the waltham abbey

1  Thank Barry S
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Pretty gardens, cherry blossom and daffodils. Ideal place for family picnic. Easy parking close to high street. Pretty stream with families feeding ducks and dads playing ball with kiddies. Almost 1,000 years of history and yet does not cost a penny to visit.
Very close to Cornmill butterfly meadow and many local walks in Lea Valley. Lots of exercise to be had in very pleasant surroundings. All car parks now free for first hour but prices vary there after

1  Thank rigsbyboy
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

We used to live in the Abbey and would walk our dog there. It's wonderful in the Spring especially walking under the tunnel of cherry blossom trees and spotting ducklings and cygnets in April are a bonus. We still have connections to the Abbey, so pop back now and then, and are surprised not to see coachloads of tourists to this historic town. Charging for parking is just wrong and greedy.

Thank Ninja B
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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit, with the museum in the main town within walking distance, also a magnificent Abbey Church with the white water rafting just 1/4 of a mile away plus great views of London if your prepared to walk for 20 minuets up to the hill at the top of Monkhams where the old WW2 observation post is. Summer is beautiful in the gardens ample parking but now it is pay and display, the cafe next to the Abbey Church is the best in town hands down and the angel Pub or crown seem nice.

Thank paulhorton72
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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

I love walking thru the Abbey Gardens with my dog on a daily basis.I love listening to and watching the birds and the squirrels as they dart about in the trees.The grounds keepers do an amazing job year round planting pruning and grounds maintainence,my only complaint is the amount of dog pooh that is on the ground. Come on people clean up after your dog PLEASE.

Thank Susan L
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