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Abingdon Abbey Buildings

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essexgran2016 wrote a review Sep 2020
Essex, United Kingdom200 contributions138 helpful votes
We spent a pleasant couple of hours in the park and gardens. The “ ruins” are interesting, other reviews say that these arches are fake, if they are they are not marked as such. The area around and about are lovely on a summer afternoon, well worth a visit. Huge adventure playground for the children, and plenty of ducks and geese to be seen.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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lazenlondonuk wrote a review Aug 2020
London Uk308 contributions418 helpful votes
Anyone who has been to a REAL Abbey eg Glastonbury wont see much here. Some fake movie set arches.Thats it. The site of the totally demolished Abbey is marked by a brass cross in the grass. Its a short walk to the ghastly Market Square with its abysmal Monday and Friday and Saturdy 'Markets' A mere shadow of anything that went before these depressing stalls are the most abysmal bunch of rubbish Ive ever seen apart from Newport Indoor Market wales. They seem more like fronts for Working Tax Credits or persons seeking handouts. One is either ignored or looked on as a mug.Compared to beautiful rich North French Markets or Bustling prosperous London professional Markets Abingdon is total banal rubbish.Used to be good for fashion 1970s. Amateurs who never smile selling rubbish.Havent a clue about what they are doing but doggedly press on. They bring nothing to the table. Bad Art,off fish,scraggy meat,a stall full of chillis,dodgy home raised pies and fish, odd this odd that,bizarre stuff thats more or less unsaleable.Theres a strong whiff of stupidity ,desperation and pure ignorance!Hoover bag man is useful once in a blue moon if you do a lot of hoovering.Vegetables can be bought from one stall wow!As for the 'baking'forget it since the WI stall was elbowed out cos their cakes were too good,I feel like crying when i see the rubbish there now. Hard to believe that it all started with The Abbey licensing the Market and there were riots betwixt Abbey Monks and Market People.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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cherriesfan_9 wrote a review Aug 2020
Cheltenham, United Kingdom6,799 contributions665 helpful votes
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The Abbey buildings are, in truth a collection of ecclesiastic which have over the years had much of the stonework removed (and used in other buildings as foundations etc). These are spread around the park, or rather, the park now incorporates these ruins, together with the outline of where the Abbey was. Some are some more associated buildings, in better repair, across the road, including a small modern theatre and St Nicholas church. The pretty park flower borders make it a worthwhile walk around.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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juliaandadam123 wrote a review Oct 2019
Ashford, United Kingdom1,354 contributions306 helpful votes
This is a pleasant place to walk around or sit and have a picnic when the weather is warmer. There’s a park very nearby for children to let off some energy.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Lbroome705 wrote a review Sep 2019
Courtenay, Canada85 contributions18 helpful votes
We wandered this spot for a stroll while passing through Abingdon, well kept and a pretty quiet spot when we were there. The ruins made for some nice photos.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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