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St. Mary's Abbey

Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
+44 1904 687687
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William II laid the foundation to this abbey during the 11th century, which became known as the most powerful and wealthiest monastery in the North of England at that time.
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Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
+44 1904 687687
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Reviewed yesterday

Its ok but you cant expect much more due to its age,must have been lovely when it was first built,set in nice gardens.

Thank madrednige
Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of a stroll through the museum gardens on a free guide walking tour of York it copleted the historical picture but there are better abbey ruins in the UK.

Thank rjg39
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an enjoyable stroll with hubby taking loads of photo's to treasure on a clear, sunny day. Well worth a visit as it's FREE !!!

Thank carla w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place see on a visit to York, set in gardens and lawns, ideal for a picnic on a nice day. It is an ideal place to pass time after a river trip and the ruins are a great photo opportunity.

Thank claratrekker
Reviewed 1 week ago

The remains of St. Mary's Abbey, located in the gardens of York Museum, are impressive. However, because the Abbey no longer exists you must look at the massive foundations, and remaining walls with some imagination. This is a peaceful place, and worth the time to...More

Thank Denny S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The remaining intact wall of St. Mary's is such a pretty site and worth a visit as you explore York. The location is surrounded by people stopping to enjoy a peaceful moment and enjoy the view.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being about to walk around the ruins of the Abbey is a real treat for a history buff and Anglophile. The surroundings are beautiful. A must for anyone into English history.

Thank SteveNScottsdale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking through the abbey ruins makes you think of what it would have been like in its heyday. The beautiful ruins suggests something magnificent. It was interesting to see the sarcophagi on the grounds. The gardens are lovely, too.

Thank teresa8200
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this accidentally when walking along the river bank. It was a nice evening so wandered around and took some photos.

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely worth a visit. Beautiful area, wonderful history. Lovely park in the surrounds to wonder around.

Thank Carole S
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