St. Mary's Abbey, York

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  • Its ok but you cant expect much more due to its age,must have been lovely when it was first built,set in nice gardens.  more »
  • As part of a stroll through the museum gardens on a free guide walking tour of York it copleted the historical picture but there are better abbey ruins in the UK.  more »
  • Had an enjoyable stroll with hubby taking loads of photo's to treasure on a clear, sunny day. Well worth a visit as it's FREE !!!  more »
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  • These ruins are situated within the beautiful museum gardens. They are free to visit and quite picturesque. I found them nearly as beautiful as Inch Abbey.
  • It is just a wall in a park. A nice wall in a nice park, but nothing spectacular.
  • Ruins located in a park. No information. Snap a picture a two. Spent about 10 minutes on site.
  • 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.
  • Absolutely incredible. Not to be missed!

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