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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 6 August 2018
Hester W
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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Abbey View Quendon Drive, Waltham Abbey EN9 1LG, England
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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
Reviewed 6 August 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.

3  Thank Hester W
Reviewed 28 June 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...More

Thank andrewcdwfc
Reviewed 19 June 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...More

Reviewed 22 May 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...More

1  Thank JRFossil
Reviewed 15 April 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
Reviewed 14 April 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...More

1  Thank rigsbyboy
Reviewed 26 March 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...More

Thank Ninja B
Reviewed 23 December 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...More

Thank paulhorton72
Reviewed 22 December 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...More

Thank Susan L
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Mariel N
2 August 2016|
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Response from Yvonne749 | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge to enter the gardens.
Mariel N
2 August 2016|
Response from brendalil | Reviewed this property |
There is no admission charge to enjoy the gardens at Waltham Abbey, enjoy