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Muchelney Abbey

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Fascinating visit to this historic site

Enjoyed a most interesting visit to Muchelney, an area on the Somerset levels often in the news for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rocko1947
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Nailsworth, United Kingdom
Doggy friendly

Lovely setting. A couple of buildings are still standing. The Abbey house and the toilets the monks... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John K
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Brighton, 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 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank alpinahed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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

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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

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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

Thank Janet H
Reviewed June 17, 2018

The Abbey is badly signed from Langport so luckily we had a decent map. As you enter the village turn left at the church and the large car park is on the right. Access from the car park to the abbey visitor centre is over...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

A friendly shop with a range of products including a collection of Viking and Celtic jewelry. A fascinating site that traces monasticism in Somerset and Catholicism in England more broadly. My 7 year old read the panels in each room aloud and with interest. I...More

Thank SinghIsKingOriginal
Reviewed May 23, 2018

We coupled this Abbey with visits to other places on the same day. Much to our surprise we spent much longer in Muchelney and didn't complete our day's plans. The young man on the reception was very welcoming and knowledgable. He went out of his...More

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Jo H
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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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