Bayham Old Abbey, Lamberhurst

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  • Very Interesting Abbey Ruins, quite mystical and romantic. Very peaceful place to visit. National Heritage Members free, so well worth a visit.  more »
  • A nice place to go out for a family picnic and to explore the old stones on a sunny day, the place is not crowded at any time. It's a NAtional Heritage place, so the parking and entrance are free for ...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • A wonderful site to visit. English Heritage have done a great job to ensure that the beauty and tranquillity of Bayham is preserved. The guidebook is detailed and carefully written, but may be somewhat academic for less enlightened readers. It's the setting, which provides the sense of inner peace as well as the visual delights. The abbey was used as a film set by Richard Attenborough in "Oh What A Lovely War" in the early 1970's (or sixties?) ; it became a WW1 dressing station!
  • Nicely maintained site and atmospheric ruins. Don't bother buying the guide booklet.
  • Lovely setting, friendly staff. A nice place to relax
  • Beautiful place to visit and perfect for children as the site is quite small and there is nothing to get them into trouble (there is a small well which they could fall into if not careful). Perfect for games of hide and seek and a picnic. Small car park near the site, we visited on a Sunday and the place was not busy. Went with a 2 year old and she thoroughly enjoyed it. It is an English Heritage property so very nice if you are a member, but you might find it expensive for what it is if you are paying.
  • Good place for a picnic on a nice summers day

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