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Muchelney Abbey

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Plenty to see even though much is in ruins

The bishops house still remains and there are plenty of rooms to discover. Lots of historical... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
PhilTheWelshman
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Wilmington, Delaware
A nice afternoon

We went with friends and enjoyed looking round especially the monks toilet. The guide recommended... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
janebL3819NG
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Muchelney Abbey, which lies two miles south of Langport, was once a landmark in the Somerset Levels and still has much to offer its visitors – history lovers in particular will enjoy this fascinating site but there is also plenty for families to do...more
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Muchelney Abbey Law Lane, Muchelney TA10 0DQ, England
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

The bishops house still remains and there are plenty of rooms to discover. Lots of historical detail is explained as you walk around and views from the windows really show how big this abbey once was.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PhilTheWelshman
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We went with friends and enjoyed looking round especially the monks toilet. The guide recommended the tea room in the church next door but we were very disappointed as it was very expensive for only a tiny piece of cake.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank janebL3819NG
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We popped in here on our way to Bath. The Abbey was really interesting. Loved the history. Worth a visit. Glad we had our English Heritage membership as this meant it was free. 😀

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Butterfly F
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Enjoyed a most interesting visit to Muchelney, an area on the Somerset levels often in the news for being cut off by flooding after periods of heavy rainfall. We started off by visiting site of the huge old monastery, whose origins date back some 800...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rocko1947
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting. A couple of buildings are still standing. The Abbey house and the toilets the monks used. There are also the building foundations still showing. Good interpretation. Our two dogs enjoyed sniffing around. Well worth a visit to this English Heritage site.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We visited at the end of the holidays. It was interesting and definitely worth a detour but not sure there is enough to justify a long journey. The site dates from the 10th century but all that’s left apart from the foundations of the monastery...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alpinahed
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is a very good example of a small monastery dissolved by Henry v111. It also gives good insight into the daily life of a monastery. Helpful, knowledgeable staff. No cafe facilities.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Richard S
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We had spent the day visiting a couple of different sites and this was our last one of the day before heading home. Absolutely fascinating, and a lovely stop to end the day. Staff are very knowledgeable and lovely. Well worth the visit if in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

I love this place, so nice to relax and just absorb the history around you. Very pleasant, historic. It is English heritage so it is well looked after and contains its key historic features unlike the glamour of a Nat Trust place. You can really...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank richardhaddlesey
Reviewed June 23, 2018

From car park you have to walk across a lawned area so may become muddy in wet weather. However dry when we were there and Abbey is in a lovely setting. Nice wall paintings and loads of information to help one picture the premises in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Depends upon your interest. We were interested in the history, floor plan of the ruins and neighbouring parish church so spent nearly 4 hours at the abbey. During our visit other people were been and gone in less than an... More
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