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Bury St Edmunds Abbey

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Address: 30 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1UZ, England
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Beautiful gardens to walk around with a modern play/adventure area for children. They keep the gardens prestine with changing the plants/flowers throughout the year, you never... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens to walk around with a modern play/adventure area for children. They keep the gardens prestine with changing the plants/flowers throughout the year, you never know what you will see when you visit. Easy to walk through from different car parks to get to the town so it makes a more relaxing walk, getting away from immediate traffic. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely to wander around the huge ruins of the Abbey even on a cold day, and to read about it on the information boards. It has a torrid history and suffered at the hands of local people more than once.

Thank LoonyLoo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The abbey ruins are a great place to visit for the family. The garden setting makes for an enjoyable family stroll while the children can , run, climb and play in th efardens and on the apparatus in the children's playground area. There is also an enjoyable walk along by the river. Bury cathedral is nearby for another interesting visit... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely historic piece of Bury St Edmunds history. Lovely to walk round aswell as visiting the Cathedral.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is a lovely place, very tranquil you can wander around the ruins for ages reading the signs but I think it would be more interesting to have one of the guided tours they do in the summer.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Nicely preserved gate house, leading to ruins surrounded by a public park, some lovely views of Abbey and Cathedral. No entry fee.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

In it's day the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds was among the richest Benedictine monasteries in England, until the Dissolution of the monasteries in 1539. Now all that's left are the abbey ruins after much of the remaining materials were left as a convenient quarry for local builders. Very interesting piece of history and well worth a visit, not to... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The preservation and upkeep of this ruined abbey is of a really high standard and St Edmundsbury County Council who are responsible for it are to be congratulated. In its day the Abbey Complex was massive, sadly we can now only surmise at what would have been awe-inspiring. If you have a spare afternoon, it is well worth a visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I took my girls here for a little history. Kids were getting out of school and it was fun to see all the students in the park playing. The structures are amazing and historic. It was a fun way to walk around and enjoy some old time culture. There is a little ice cream parlor if you need something.

Thank Karol O
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

During the Dissolution of the Monasteries the Abbey was surrendered to Henry VIII. The abbey precinct became a quarry for building material for the townsfolk. Today various buildings and boundary walls in the town still show evidence of this plundered stone.

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