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Cromwell's Bridge

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Pretty Stop on a Nice Day

The weather was clear so we went for an after dinner stroll to find Cromwell's Bridge. It was a lovely walk and there's a pretty rushing river under the bridge with flowers and... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Amy M
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

To be clear, this bridge is not named for Oliver Cromwell! It is a version of a local Gaelic saying that has been adapted over time. Beautiful image over a little River. Walking distance from the village center. Great for pictures .

Thank seanworc
Hamilton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This was just down the road from our B&B on our way to dinner. What a pretty bridge with a small river running under it. A very peaceful spot to explore.

Thank Nancy J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The weather was clear so we went for an after dinner stroll to find Cromwell's Bridge. It was a lovely walk and there's a pretty rushing river under the bridge with flowers and ivy. A nice spot for pictures and to enjoy nature and it costs nothing to climb the bridge and explore the surrounding park.

Thank Amy M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Brilliant, what fun, even for a group of 60- year olds recovering from knee and back operations! You can climb one side like a ladder, just like they did 800 years ago. One huge annoyance is that there is no cut through between the bridge and the nearby stone circle:- you've just got to go all the way back and... More 

Thank EuroTraveller52
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Get some nice photos of the bridge and river, and take a walk thru the little park back into town, its quite fascinating that this ancient arch is still standing.

Thank hallf
Crowborough, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Apparently the bridge is shaped like a moustache - but aren't most bridges? It is amazing that it has survived for so long and I wouldn't like to use it in a hurry, but is has a certain charm about it. Visit this and the stone circle and it will take you less than 30 minutes

Thank Patrick M
La Crescenta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Part of a fine self-guided tour that we highly recommend. Amazing that this 11th Century structure is at our fingertips. See it and enjoy it!

Thank Jerry W
Rafz, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

It is a fascinating bridge from the 11th century. Very interesting but more because of its age than the bridge itself. I liked it.

Thank Grigeli
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

lovely 5 minute stroll from the town to see a little piece of history, nice for a picture and a nice little stroll for the little ones (although very slippery when wet)

Thank CiaraW10
Moraga, California
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at a bed and breakfast just up the road from the bridge, so it was easy to walk a few extra yards to see this ancient bridge. It is covered in moss and greenery and looks like a high arch. There is no charge to see it, and it just amazed us to walk up to and around... More 

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