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Waverley Abbey, Farnham

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  • August 21, 2017
    The ruins of this former Cistercian Monastery are interesting, because it was the first of this religious community in England. It was founded already in 1128. It was, like so much else, the resolution command of Heinrich VIII to the victims. It is located in the green countryside of Surrey, located near fern hams, and offers also idyllic and romantic views over a stone bridge across the Waverley Abbey House, which today can be booked for events and meetings. Also, it has been used in movies as a backdrop. For the ruins, you'll pay no admission of the Abbey, they lie in grass landscape, equipped with some information and information signs of English Heritage. The area offers a beautiful setting for a picnic, is also to play with children enough space. All ruins are accessible. There are no toilets, and the road from the small car park on the road is uneven. The entire system including the Lake offers very nice photo opportunities.
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  • August 18, 2017
    There is a little free car park next to Waverley Abbey House. It is then a 10 minute beautiful walk down by the river to the abbey. You pass many ducks and geese and overlook Waverley Abbey House whic...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    It's a lovely spot for a short walk and it's really fascinating how some areas are so intact but others are just rubble. There isn't a very large car park but it's a really quiet spot and would be a g...  more »
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  • Very pretty place...Loads of history...Great place for a picnic on a sunny day...Check the old yew tree out...very old....
  • The first Cistercian monastery to be built in Britain. Lovely setting but it is just a Ruin. The stones used over the years by the locals for their own needs.
  • Beautiful that is all!!!!
  • It's really old but it really is just some ruins, so don't expect a gift shop and a cafe
  • Only a 5 minute walk along a reasonable path from roadside parking, the ruins of this 12th century abbey are well worth a visit if you're ever in the area. On a summers day, there's plenty of space for a picnic and some sunbathing too!

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