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Muchelney Abbey

Muchelney Abbey Law Lane, Muchelney TA10 0DQ, England
+44 1458 250664
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We came here to see the Abbey as our son is doing an EPQ on the Dissolution of the Monasteries... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Wimborne, United Kingdom
Lovely place to visit for a quick enjoyable stop

We happened to be passing in the area and pulled out the English Heritage guide to see what was... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Whitstable, 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. It was once a wealthy Benedictine house and the second oldest religious foundation in Somerset, but as part of the dissolution the abbey’s principal buildings were demolished by Henry VIII in 1538. Visitors can still see the clearly laid out foundations of the abbey, parts of the richly decorated cloister walk and thatched monks’ lavatory- the only one of its kind in Britain. The 16th-century abbots’ house remains intact with its magnificent rooms, and site finds are on display illustrating monastic life.
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Muchelney Abbey Law Lane, Muchelney TA10 0DQ, England
+44 1458 250664
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We came here to see the Abbey as our son is doing an EPQ on the Dissolution of the Monasteries. What a find , it was great, lots of information, lots of original rooms and parts to the abbey and fantastic very knowledgable staff who...More

Thank JBlargo
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We happened to be passing in the area and pulled out the English Heritage guide to see what was available. The MUCHELNEY ABBEY was a wonderful find, offering fantastic architecture, a very pleasant and knowledgeable English Heritage representative at the entrance and truly interesting to...More

Thank LifewithWesley
Reviewed 11 September 2017

English Heritage have done an excellent job of preserving what is left of this Abbey complex - the Abbey being in ruins as a result of Henry VIII's dissolution regime but the Abbott's house is mainly intact as is the Monks' toilet building which is...More

Thank SeasonedTravellerLJ
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Another visit to Muchelney Abbey which was very pleasant despite the appalling weather. The site is laid out very well with lots of interesting artifacts & historical details. Unfortunately it is not fully accessible for those with mobility issues. The surrounding gardens with the remains...More

1  Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

It is deceptive, as you enter there are artifacts about, and you pass through rooms of the Abbot and monks etc. Also, you can walk around outside although there is not much to see as the barn is empty. Not advisable if you are infirmed,...More

Thank Will R
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The village is some 2 miles south of Langport and less than 30 minutes driving time from both Taunton and Yeovil. There's a small car park with a grassy overflow section if necessary and for non members, admission for adults is £5.40 excluding Gift Aid....More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 8 July 2017

On Friday 16th June 2017, My husband and I visited Muchelney Abbey, which is under the care of the English Heritage. Muchelney Abbey is a very atmospheric ‘great island’ set amidst the Somerset Levels, in Wiltshire. The foundations of the wealthy medieval Benedictine abbey (and...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Decided to visit on the off chance, the garden was amazing extreemly well maintained, The cafe has a wide range of food and drinks, they have a selection of plants for sale.

Thank Gus16655
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Took young grandson here and he loved it. There was a satchel 'Story of Daniel' with a storybook and artifacts in and he dressed up as a Monk, EH really try to think of the kids too. Loads of history and although a small place...More

Thank 123AlexBee
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I've live locally for 11 years and have only just paid this a visit. Very interesting afternoon but the thing that really makes it is the guide! WOW! What a font of knowledge and information he had and not just about this Abbey but he...More

Thank salsal0u
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