Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge
About Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge
Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Quy Rd, Lode, Cambridge CB25 9EJ, United Kingdom
Ticket Price: 10 GBP
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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!
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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Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge Reviews - Write a Review
The grounds here are a good size, not huge but good for long walks. I've been here three times and always find something I didn't see before. The highlights for me are the mill and the very beautiful white trees, they look fabulous. Food is good and there are lots of things for children to do.
A lovely house of a size that would make it a beautiful home. Interesting history from religious foundation to recent residence. Furnishings and collections original from last owner & visitors able to get up close to them all will no roped off areas. Touch often encouraged. Room guides among the most friendly we've encountered. The grounds are visited just for themselves but the weather was inclement during our visit so not extensively explored.
Anglesey Abbey has something for everyone: * Lovely house * Helpful guides - learned a fair bit about restoration * Beautiful formal and landscape gardens * Massive grounds to explore with a great play area for kids including tree houses, straw forts, den building in the woods (the kids really love it there) * A working water mill It's an awesome day out in the spring, summer and Autumn with a picnic. And in the winter they have a great evening lights display.
Extensive gardens, good autumn colours and seems the kind of place you can return to in other seasons and get a different experience. House mildly interesting but entirely focused on the last owner. Working watermill is probably the highlight.
Lovely and large garden! It's hard to describe just how large and beautiful the grounds are! Highly recommended.
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