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 Opening and Closing 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
67.33% 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
Extremely pleasant visit. The Winter/Riverside walk is very calming and beautiful. A short stop at the Mill where the volunteers were extremely knowledgeable and told many interesting stories about the Mill operation its evolution over time. The abbey itself was very interesting with many well preserved artifacts of the period all supported by very personable volunteers who were happy to tell stories about the Lord Fairhaven and the history of the abbey. A very nice way to spend 4 or 5 hours.
A magical place. Both the house and the grounds are unique. The house houses an astonishing collection of treasures and antiques gathered during the life of the owner. The grounds are a true pleasure whatever the season. I return here often and never tire of it
We visited on a really hot sunny day. So saw the place at its best. We took the suggested walk through the trees and borders to the Mill and the house which was literally cool. Really pleasant and a fascinating house with some history. They were cooking in the kitchen and we were given a very nice biscuit which was a bonus. All the staff were friendly and engaging. Well signposted. Lots of interesting sculptures and features to see. We saw only about one third of the gardens as we were traveling on. It has a cafe and also toilets in the gardens near the house.
Very nice place to visit with plenty of nice paths to have a walk for a few hours (obviously slowly! :D ) a bit pricey if you go once, but if you're a member it's much cheaper. Definitely recommend visiting! Even if you want to go for a meal or coffee (no need to pay entrance) the garden is really nice
Lots of interesting items here and activities for all ages. Playgrounds, gardens, woodland walks, the house itself, a working mill, great scenery. The food at the huge cafe looked great, I had a Scone and it was tasty. I personally would like more information on what I was seeing without opening the app.
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