Anglesey AbbeyCurrently Closed
- Address: Quy Rd, Lode, Cambridge CB25 9EJ, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1223810080
- Ticket Price: 10 GBP
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Architecture
Anglesey Abbey - Review
Lay back and relax, as sun rays wink out at you from behind clouds and the spaces between your toes get filled with grass. Anglesey Abbey, once a home for the devout, is a sprawling green dream, peppered with colourful wildflowers what encircle a supremely scenic mansion. This is countryside comfort at its best and lucky you gets a chance to revel in it!
The building was originally a priory for a group of Augustinian canons during the 12th century and over the centuries, it slowly became run down. In 1926, the land was purchased by Huttleston Broughton and his brother, and they soon began renovations upon the house. The dynamic duo also began to collect antique furniture, pieces of art and statuary. Soon, creative work began upon the gardens, transforming it from a sea of unkempt weeds to an impressive and highly aesthetically pleasing lawn. Upon his death, Broughton, who had later become Lord Fairhaven, bequeathed the abbey to the National Trust.
Today, the site has become one of the most popular in Cambridge with tourists from all over the world visiting the pretty little abbey. You can see a real life working mill, the opulent interiors of the mansion where the Lord entertained his guests, an interesting mini-museum based on the Second World War and, of course, the gardens. Perfect for picnicking and lounging about, there are over 50 species of plant life native to Cambridge, like the Bee Orchid and the Twayblade.
During the winter, there’s a Silver Birch Grove that looks like it’s out of a fairy tale and blooming snowdrops that sprinkle the grassy ground. Hyacinths, dahlias and roses burst forth with vibrant colours during spring. Sweet scents mingle with soothing sights and you’ll sigh as you sink into the soft seat Mother Nature provides. After a long day of walking around Cambridge, this will be quite a treat! Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cambridge itinerary 1 day.
Anglesey Abbey Information
- A limited number of people are allowed in the house so you’ll have to plan out what time to go at.
- Electric scooters available to borrow for those with limited mobility.
- Best on crisp cold winter/spring/autumn days.
Anglesey Abbey Ticket Prices
- For Children: £5.60/ Family: £28.10
- Gardens only: Adult: £6.60/ Child: £3.50.
Anglesey Abbey Hours
- The house is shut on Monday and the mills on Monday and Tuesday.
How To reach Anglesey Abbey by Public Transport
- By Train: Cambridge and Newmarket- 6 miles
- By Road: On B1102. Signposted from A14, junction 35. Please note that our postcode may not be accepted by some older models of Sat Nav. If you are unsure, it might be safer to enter ‘Lode’ into the Sat Nav, rather than CB25 9EJ
- On Foot: Harcamlow Way from Cambridge
- By Bus: The No 10 service between Cambridge and Newmarket passes Anglesey Abbey. The service runs hourly Monday to Saturday. Alight at the crossroads in Lode.
Restaurants Near Anglesey Abbey
- The Black Horse Inn (British)
- The White Swan (Contemporary)
- The Missing Sock (International)
- The Quy Mill Country Inn (European)
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Things to Know Before Visiting Anglesey Abbey
95% of people who visit Cambridge include Anglesey Abbey in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
62.42% of people start their Anglesey Abbey visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Anglesey Abbey
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Anglesey Abbey
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Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge Reviews
Really lovely grounds worth lots of special gardens to explore. Very wheelchair accessible and limited mobility scooters available to borrow (best to phone ahead and reserve). Enjoyed a tasty Thai vegetable curry in the restaurant and then a good look around the gift shop, which represented many local producers. Overall definitely somewhere we will come back to several times.
We stopped off here after a visit to Cambridge. We only had a couple of hours which was nowhere near enough. The place was very large with many things to see and do, easily enough for a full day. We really enjoyed the house where the room guides were all very helpful and knowledgeable. There was lots for the kids, so one for all the family. Hope to get there again some time soon.
Despite awful weather. We had a lovely day. Warm welcomes from staff. Especially in the mill. Definitely worth visiting. Good car parking. Will go back.
This review is for the whole National Trust site and the house. This is a very well managed house, mill and extensive gardens which go out into rough areas, grass and woodland. It's great for a hot day because you can always tuck away out of the sun, if you want to. The house is surprisingly modern inside and was the residence of a single man, from memory, as it's a while since I've been round. Worth having a look, especially if you're already a member. The Mill is really interesting and the displays well done. The Visitor Centre is very modern with a large cafe / restaurant which does everything from coffee & a cake via afternoon tea to full meals. Inevitably, there's a large shop and a garden centre but all facilities are there and modern, with disabled access well catered for. All in all an excellent NT property which is justifiably popular and well known within an hour or SO's travelling distance, by car. Well worth a visit.
This place is awesome. Loads of interesting stories in the house, great grounds with paths leading through lots of varieties of garden. Excellent, light filled, tea rooms, two renovations finally got it working to speed through some hefty queues 😁