St. Mary's Abbey, York

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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 14, 2017
    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 »
  • August 13, 2017
    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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  • 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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