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The Abbey

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Address: 30 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1UZ, England
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+44 1284 757490
09:00 - 17:00
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Beautiful in the sunshine

We spent a long afternoon here with our children (7 and 10). We drove into town, had a look see and stumbled upon this park. We didn't want to leave! We got some food from M&S... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a long afternoon here with our children (7 and 10). We drove into town, had a look see and stumbled upon this park. We didn't want to leave! We got some food from M&S and had an impromptu picnic. The kids ran around the whole afternoon, never tired. And no electronics requests for ours!

Thank ampmetc
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place to visit in the heart of BSE! The gardens are gorgeous, especially in the spring/summer plus there is so much history there, including a meeting of the nobles who were to force King John to sign the Magna Carta. A magnificent ruin, you still get an idea of how large the Abbey and it's precincts were... More 

Thank Sharon A
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

And a good dose of history of course Make sure you check out the info boards to get an idea of just how MASSIVE this medieval abbey was. What's left barely does it justice. It's a lovely explore and if you have kids they'll love hiding in the ruins.

Thank Matt C
Bideford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just loved ambling around these fantastic remains of the abbey. There is a very calming feel around the place. Just enjoyed our time.

Thank jwjoydays
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The abbey gardens are as lovely as ever. The birds are constantly singing, the grass is lush and the flowers are blooming. The ruins are a majestic reminder of the accomplishments of the past and the place is so peaceful despite the many visitors, there is always a place to feel secluded if you want. I love it here.

Thank Clinton K
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I am in Bury I will regularly stop by the Abbey garden for a quiet walk. It is also a brilliant place to sit on a bench in tranquil surrounds and work.

Thank JMacPherson1973
Haverhill, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Kids always enjoy the day at the abbey...fab park for all ages..... great little café area and nice birds to look at ...... always worth a look on a nice day...

Thank anita10523
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104 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The abbey gardens are a MUST for anyone visiting Bury St Edmunds. You can tell that the staff and volunteers love the place. The ruins of the 12th Century are really worth seeing and you can feel how vast and important the Abbey must have been. We will return again in June when the rose memorial garden muct be looking... More 

Thank louisehertfordshire
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Love on Spring day with beautiful gardens and impressive ruins. Will return in summer to see gardens in full bloom

Thank 192Rob
Essex, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

When you walk through the abbey entrance it opens up into wonderful gardens. Not flowering at the moment due to it being February but you can see crocus and other spring bulbs poking up. We decided to go right from the entrance to the kitchen garden, also laying dormant but you can see the start of the herbs growing and... More 

Thank L0R34L

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