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Muchelney Abbey, Muchelney

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  • We came here to see the Abbey as our son is doing an EPQ on the Dissolution of the Monasteries. What a find , it was great, lots of information, lots of original rooms and parts to the abbey and fanta...  more »
  • We happened to be passing in the area and pulled out the English Heritage guide to see what was available. The MUCHELNEY ABBEY was a wonderful find, offering fantastic architecture, a very pleasant an...  more »
  • English Heritage have done an excellent job of preserving what is left of this Abbey complex - the Abbey being in ruins as a result of Henry VIII's dissolution regime but the Abbott's house is mainly ...  more »
  • Another wonderful example of monastic influence in Somerset. The English Hertiage employee was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the Norman influence on monasticism in England. Thank you!
  • A lot more to explore than expected. Amazing 13th century tiles relaid in the nearby church. Check out the monks loos.
  • Although there were not many building left standing an effort had been made to show the life & conditions of a large mediaeval abbey before evil Henry VIII sold off the building & land to anyone who would pay for them. Even better was the English Heritage official who answered all my questions explaining the background to the"problems " of the Somerset levels & the abbey as well as a much wider discussion about our ancestry & linguistics. Great fun on a dull day.
  • A good look at how the Abbott lived with his monks . Nice staff and a warm welcome. Some good interactive displays.
  • Off the beaten track to learn more about the life of monk, and how about the only complete thatched monks' lavatory in England.
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