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
About Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge
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)
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Cambridge before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Cambridge and book an accommodation of your choice.
Things to Know Before Visiting Anglesey Abbey
95% of people who visit Cambridge include Anglesey Abbey in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
67.46% 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
Anglesey Abbey Map
Anglesey Abbey Trips
Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge Reviews
A great place for a walk any time of year. The different gardens offer different colours throughout the year. The mill is fascinating especially when it is working. You can see the corn being ground and the flour being produced. You can buy some in the shop. The house is worth a visit. A great place to bring the young and the old. Have been back many times. Highly recommended.
One of the better National Trust properties with beautiful and extensive parkland, lovely formal gardens as well as a working water mill and great outdoor adventure play area for children of all ages. The restaurant is also very good with a variety of seating areas to suit all weathers. A gem and well worth a visit.
Excellent Cafe, fab gardens and house. Kids well thought of in terms of events and clue trails to keep them interested. Public facilities excellent, signage excellent, welcoming vibe - excellent! The house is interesting to walk around and parts of the gardens are so colourful even at this time of year. There is an outdoor play area as well in the woods.
Loved walking round here looking at all the variety of snow drops. Took lots of photos and enjoyed the walks with the kids. Great little wild adventure area that they are looking to increase. The abbey is great to walk around and the volunteers very informative. Cafe gets very busy very quickly which is not good so would suggest taking food with you.
Always a pleasure to visit this National Trust property. Good garden centre and gift shop. The Restaurant serves a good range of meals and snacks along with various drinks options. The gardens are pleasure during the four seasons. The working water mill sells freshly ground flour, great for home bakers and the house is magnificent.
All QuestionsAnglesey abbey
Find places near Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge
Bottisham Pharmacy 8 High St1.985 km away
The Wheatsheaf 114 Stow Rd2.33 km away
The Bell 16 High St2.014 km away
The White Swan Main St1.912 km away
Greene King 16 High St2.094 km away
Anglesey Abbey Quy Rd0.023 km away
The Mill House Restaurant Church Rd2.633 km away
The White Swan 9-11 Main Rd1.888 km away
Jasmine -2.596 km away
Bexham Limited 6 High St2.155 km away
The Old Sock Brigade Finders Corner Newmarket Rd Stow-Cum-Quy2.418 km away
The Missing Sock Fidners Corner, Newmarket Rd2.017 km away
Anglesey Farm Shop null Fen Rd1.198 km away
Chilli Hut 31 High St2.638 km away
Jasmine Takeaway 2 High St1.996 km away
Elite Pizza 6 High St1.961 km away
Angelic Pizza Company Limited 27 Spring Lane2.385 km away
Classic Spice Limited 4 High St2.155 km away
Il Piccolo Mondo 85 High St2.357 km away
Martin House 1 Station Rd2.583 km away
- Pauls Valley City Library
- Paul & Pine Church Of Christ
- Pauls Valley Station
- Pauls Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church
- Pauls Valley City Lake
- First Assembly Of God
- Delta Public Transit
- Swivelind Tree Stands
- Valley Vineyards & Winery
- Liberty Baptist Church
- Grace Baptist Church
- Valley Christian Church
- Royal Twin Theatre
- Valley Life Church