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Bayham Old Abbey
- Bayham Old Abbey
- Alt Name:
- United Kingdom
- High Medieval (1000AD–1300AD)
- 1200AD - 1299AD
- Royal Tunbridge Wells,
- Fountains Abbey, Castle Acre Priory,
about Bayham Old Abbey
A 13th century monastery of the Catholic Order of Canons Regular of Prémontré, the ruins of Bayham Old Abbey are located on the Kent-Sussex border.
Dissolved in the sixteenth century during Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries, Bayham Old Abbey’s original structure can still be made out from the partial remains of its impressive stone walls and visitors can also see a fourteenth century gatehouse located on site.
Bayham Old Abbey is now managed by English Heritage and is set amidst landscaped gardens.
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Address: Bayham Old Abbey, Off the B2169, near Lambehurst, Kent, TN3 8DE
Phone: +44(0)1892 890381
Bayham Old Abbey is located in Kent, approximately 45 miles south of the centre of London and near Royal Tunbridge Wells. From the M25, take the A21 towards Hastings and continue south east for approximately 16 miles turning onto Clay Hill Road. At the end of Clay Hill Road, turn right onto the B2169 and right again to reach the site. The nearest train station is four miles away at Frant.
Bayham Old Abbey is open daily from April to the end of September, 11am-5pm. Admission costs £3.80 for adults, £1.90 for children and free for English Heritage members. Further concessions are available.
Parking is available nearby, there is a shop, an exhibition and refreshments. There is access for disabled visitors to the grounds only.
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