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Rushen Abbey

Mill St, Ballasalla IM9 3DB
+44 1624 648000
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Closed, wasted money (all holiday pass £25)

Castle Rushden, Rushden Abbey and Old School, all closed when a group of us bought the £25 ticket... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
VegiPerspective
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JLSK

Visited as a family and also with brother in laws family kids had a good time playing with the... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
JLSKE
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Rushen Abbey was gifted by King Olaf I for use as a monastery in 1134. Today the remains of the Abbey sit in the peace of the Abbey Gardens. The Abbey tells its story from medieval times to the present day and includes a great range of interactive activities for visitors of all ages.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
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Mill St, Ballasalla IM9 3DB
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+44 1624 648000
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"interesting place to visit"
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"hidden treasure"
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"musical instruments"
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"great afternoon"
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"tea room"
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"cistercian monks"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Castle Rushden, Rushden Abbey and Old School, all closed when a group of us bought the £25 ticket, not impressed at all, was supposed to be open, and it was a Saturday. Don't by the all holiday pass, waste of money.

Thank VegiPerspective
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Visited as a family and also with brother in laws family kids had a good time playing with the games and trying the puzzles. The jam factory was great for the kids, and they also got to learn a little while walking around. A little...More

Thank JLSKE
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We'd decided to use our Historic heritage pass to visit Rushen Abbey @ Ballasalla. It's easy to find and once there parking was great - slightly out of season so we were on our own. Janice welcomed us and we walked through a really well...More

Thank Dependabledave2015
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We did the Silverglen walks, one of which took us to Rushen Abbey. If you are National Trust members it is free to get in. (I would say: if you have to pay, it's a bit pricey) We visited in October and the garden was...More

Thank Jakki P
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Buy a £20 Heritage pass and save yourself money. To see each heritage attraction on the Island is between £6 - £10. It takes between half an hour and two hours to see each attraction, you'll soon get to see them all. Like with all...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We went on a Monday morning in term time, so very quiet. Interesting and informative indoor trail leading to a model of the abbey pre Henry VIII. Outside, not easy to work out where the buildings had been as there isn't much left of it,...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Visited early morning on a Thursday in September – arrived before opening time and a helpful lady let us in – thank you – exhibition very informative about the Cistercian Monks and their daily life of prayer work and sleep – something for both children...More

Thank PeteD60
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Whilst mainly for families with children this is Avery interesting place. Lots to see and do. Very good reception who advise d us what to do first etc.

1  Thank malcolm f
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

The abbey can be reached by a 10 minute walk from Ballasalla railway station, or by the Port Erin to Douglas buses, that pass a little closer. There are a few interesting exhibits in the small parts of the abbey that are intact, but for...More

Thank PeterLanky
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I am going to sound a grumpy old git but this place is set up for children. Informative displays but I could not read them as children were jumping about and playing on them - no sign of parents or management of behaviour. Such a...More

Thank Sean C
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Hi Andrea P I am not able to answer your Question but if you go on the Manx Heritage website you might be able to find out more information that way. It has beautiful grounds and I would think it an ideal location for a... More
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