Anglesey Abbey

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  • 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)

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  • 95% of people who visit Cambridge include Anglesey Abbey in their plan

  • 67.46% of people start their Anglesey Abbey visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Anglesey Abbey

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Anglesey Abbey

People normally club together King's College Chapel and Virtual Aviation Flight Training Centre while planning their visit to Anglesey Abbey.

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  • 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.

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