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So good we went twice-and sadly saw nothing: Heads up to check first

This review is done as a 'public travel service" as Bayham Abbey for whatever reason is currently... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
New York
Beautiful and quiet

A wonderful group of monastic ruins sitting on the Kent / Sussex border. It is quiet and provides a... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
Pete E
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Bayham Old Abbey Furnace Lane, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8LP, England
+44 1892 890381
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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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
Reviewed September 30, 2017

I first saw it fromthe path from Hawkenbury cemetery when a child, and always wanted to visit. Compare it with Tintern and Altenberger Dom ,Koeln of the Cistercians. Worth the trip.

Thank Ilse Jane T
Reviewed September 29, 2017

We didn't know this place existed. Most definitely worth a visit. Those monks knew how to pick a spot.......

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