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What an amazing hidden gem

I thought we were going to see just a few stones and crumbled walls, but in reality what it really... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Al B
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Reigate, United Kingdom
Old Abbey near Tunbridge Wells

This is an English Heritage site, but entry is free. There are no services at this site. It is a... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Stewartaudia4
,
Peterborough, Canada
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Bayham Old Abbey Furnace Lane, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8LP, England
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

I thought we were going to see just a few stones and crumbled walls, but in reality what it really is, are the bones of a historic and emotionally 'moving' abbey. It's big too, much bigger than I thought it would be. It's very easy...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

This is an English Heritage site, but entry is free. There are no services at this site. It is a well preserved example of an old abbey site and worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Stewartaudia4
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Six of our family chose to meet at the old Abbey for a birthday picnic as we're all English Heritage members and it was almost equidistant from our 2 homes. Both parties still had to travel 1 and a 1/2 hours to get there. When...More

Thank LM2509
Reviewed July 7, 2018

We picnic here several times throughout the summer over the past six years and attend the yearly Lamberhurst Music feasible held here. Wonderful tranquil place to visit and dog friendly on a lead.

Thank Oasthouse2012
Reviewed June 16, 2018

We would never have known about this hidden gem had we not been English Heritage members and had a list of properties. It is a really romantic ruin, an ideal place for a picnic, and a perfect place to relax and unwind for an hour...More

Thank DaveWGCook
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Make sure you view the web site before showing up, As an English Heritage member I discovered this place through the members book. A few weeks ago on a Saturday I arrived to find the place was closed. The web site stated Bayham was closed...More

1  Thank Shocum
Reviewed May 11, 2018

This review is done as a 'public travel service" as Bayham Abbey for whatever reason is currently not open to the public. It has not been so for the eight days we were nearby in the first half of May, 2018. There is no explanation...More

1  Thank preglad
Reviewed May 7, 2018

A wonderful group of monastic ruins sitting on the Kent / Sussex border. It is quiet and provides a lovely peaceful place for a picnic

Thank Pete E
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Very Interesting Abbey Ruins, quite mystical and romantic. Very peaceful place to visit. National Heritage Members free, so well worth a visit.

Thank Chrissie147
Reviewed January 17, 2018

A nice place to go out for a family picnic and to explore the old stones on a sunny day, the place is not crowded at any time. It's a NAtional Heritage place, so the parking and entrance are free for the members.

Thank nataliev756
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