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Bayham Old Abbey

Bayham Old Abbey Furnace Lane, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8LP, England
+44 1892 890381
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oher monastic houses of the Premonstratensian Order to compare with like St Radegunds near the Buckland Hospital Dover

I first saw it fromthe path from Hawkenbury cemetery when a child, and always wanted to visit... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Ilse Jane T
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London, United Kingdom
What a haven of peace!

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

Reviewed 29 September 2017
u725767
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Northants, England
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Bayham Old Abbey Furnace Lane, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8LP, England
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Reviewed 30 September 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 29 September 2017

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

Thank u725767
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We were told of this place by our hosts and thought we would pay it a visit. I am glad that we did. It is set in a beautiful surrounding between two rivers. The Abbey Ruin is run by English Heritage and well worth a...More

Thank Badgersbum
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Very much like many other ruined monastic houses. Picturesque. The lack of information on site is really appalling. Only a few of the buildings had even basic nomenclature. None had any detailed information: one is expected to buy a guide book. Unless you are an...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The car park is to be found along a long narrow track and probably holds less than 10 cars at any one time. On the day of my visit the site was very quiet, although that was likely due to the rain; which meant having...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

If I was not a member of english heritage, and had to pay full price, ie £15 for a family to see this I would feel very ripped off Its a lovely abbey ruin, with a tree growing through part of it which is unusual...More

Thank oldspot123
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

As my title suggests this is a very small ruin & is somewhat off the beaten track. We like visiting castles etc but on parking up here & checking the prices and from what we could see as we walked to the entrance we decided...More

Thank places2seeplaces2go
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting history would have been amazing to see it before in all its glory. It's a very quiet spot too.

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Quick visit and really enjoyable. Quite a bit more of the site remains then we expected with a lot of the Abbey Church still standing tall. Lovely site, not a lot of interpretation boards but a guide book can add that detail. Well worth stopping...More

Thank themajoroak
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely old abbey ruins, bit off beaten track but worth a visit. Unfortunately no interpretation boards unless you buy a guide book & no facilities (loos) from what I could see!More

Thank djwarder
EnglishHeritageTA, Bayham Site Manager at Bayham Old Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and glad you consider the abbey ruins worth visiting. We are always looking at ways to better interpret our sites for the future, and detailed information about what you see here can be found in...More

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