Peaceful , beautiful and spacious grounds. The Abbey ruins are picturesque and worth having a wander round. There is a King Arthur connection as legend has it that he and Guinevere were buried at the Abbey - a plaque on the ground marks the spot.
Nice to relax on a bench and soak up the tranquility.
There is a herb garden, two ponds, a cider orchard and a wildlife area. Inside is a small but interesting museum of artifacts.
We visited late afternoon and unfortunately our time was limited. According to it's website the Abbey closes at 8pm in July. But when we arrived we were informed that the Abbey was closing early due to a private function taking place. Just our bad luck. No concession was made to the ticket price and I was charged £11 (£7 for me, £4 for my daughter}. Although I appreciate ticket revenue supports the upkeep and renovations i thought this was a bit steep for a visit which could only be for about 1 hour. Also adult ticket price is £6 or £7 with a voluntary Gift Aid donation. Well no-one asked me about Gift Aid and as a non tax payer I couldn;t oblige anyway yet I was automatically charged £7 by the lady at ticket desk. That puzzles me.
But we did enjoy our short visit and think the Abbey grounds would be a lovely place to take a picnic and while away a few hours on a sunny day.
There is no car park (we used pay & display nearby). There was a small outdoor cafe (didn;t use it) and of course outside the ticket office there is a well stocked gift shop.
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