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Review of Bayham Old Abbey

Bayham Old Abbey
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is an English Heritage site. The fee to enter is £4.40. Unlike many other EH sites we’ve been to, this one didn’t have an audio tour which was a shame as there is more to learn about the place than you pick up from just wandering about. There aren’t any information boards to read as you walk around either. But, it was a sunny day, and it was nice to wander among the ruins imagining what their history held. Be sure to check out the huge beech tree on the far side of the ruins which has grown on top of the derelict wall. I didn't notice a cafe - but there are a few picnic tables.

Thank AllyM810
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

There are many partial walls and many of the room layouts can still be seen. There is also still quite a bit of carved stonework remaining. Original transepts are remaining. Located in a very serene valley, it is a great abbey to visit. We were the only people here on the day we came, and it was so quiet and peaceful.

Thank Owenthomas
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

My family and I have been here many times, we are always greeted with a warm welcome and it's just a wonderfully peaceful place to go. It is a nice place to go in the summer when you feel like you want to take a breath of fresh air. This is also a great place to play hide and seek with the family, we do because there are so many great hiding places! It is a very historical place with a lot of character, It is a place worth visiting, on your own or with the family! They also allow you to have picnics here, so if you get hungry on your trip, sit down whip out your sandwich and take in the glorious scenery!
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Thank Celeste J
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

apart from there not being any signs to the abbey if you go through Lamberhurst village, had to ask directions... it is a very pretty and quiet place to visit. we were greeted by a very pleasant and friendly member of staff who was more than happy to answer any questions. we spent a good 2 and half hours there and our son was happy just to run around and play. the atmosphere is lovely. the best of it is a huge beech tree at the back of the ruin that has grown into one of the walls...quite something.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The ruins of Bayham Abbey are well worth a visit, especially for photographers, as the ruins create some wonderful images.

Thank Colin B
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