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St. Mary's Abbey, York

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  • Gorgeous ruins. If you want to pretend you're a melancholic gothic poet of the 19th century and admire the ruins of past glory... This is your place.  more »
  • We loved the entire site, with all the still standing walls, and barely there ruins. The graveyard behind the wall of the church was a nice find.  more »
  • not much left of the abbey now but worth the visit as its set in beautiful gardens near the Yorkshire museum  more »
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  • Beautiful Abbey ruins and Botanical Gardens. Most days they do a free Gardens tour by one of the Park Rangers. I would definitely recommend the tour if you're interested in the plants and the history of the place. Friendly, enthusiastic tour guides.
  • There's a bench nearby to sit it in wall's shade and read. Very peaceful and you can hear the birds.
  • The gardens and these ruins are extremely well preserved, very good place for photos and quietness. Perfect to bring kids and pets.
  • Absolutely beautiful ruined abbey in the gardens of the museum. Well worth a wander.
  • Nice remains of the abbey leads you to the amazing edible garden. In the park you probably meet an old man with his doves, very lovely. Hope he's well.

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