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Abbey Gardens, Bury St. Edmunds

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4.8/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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  • Beautifully kept grounds and gardens. Good cafe with plenty of outside seating, a lovely place to walk and sit at any time. Look out for the cheeky squirrels!! 
  • The Abbey Gardens are beautiful and lovely to stroll around and explore. A must place to visit and spend a relaxing time when in Bury St Edmunds. 
  • Attractive gardens with interesting landscaping and wonderful abbey ruins. Definitely worth a look when visiting Bury. 
  • Gorgeous, sprawling park/gardens walking distance from the Arc and downtown Bury. Good playground for kids. Lots of ruins of the old Abbey to climb on too. Great place for taking pictures. I've seen families and wedding parties out there.
  • Beautiful gardens, with amazing summer flower beds, very clean and tidy, let down slightly by the basic tea shop well worth a visit to the abbey remains and cathedral.
  • Absolutely amazing! Rich in history with playground for kids, cafe and dog friendly. All surrounded by ruins. Great for a day out with the family!
  • This is conceivably one of the most photogenic places I've visited in this country. Dating back to the 10th Century, this abbey was one of the largest and most influential by the time of Richard the Lionheart. In fact, even wandering through the grounds today one gets a sense of the grandeur this abbey must have conveyed at the height of its power. On a sunny day its lawns are crowded with families enjoying the sunshine, although it's still possible to get some excellent shots if one has the patience to wait a little while for the right moment. I'll be coming back here for more photos.
  • I first visited in late autumn and the colours in the gardens were beautiful. Don't miss the Japanese Koi fish pond. The ruins really give you a sense of the immense scale if the old cathedral and the wealth and influence that this place had in bygone times.
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