Anglesey Abbey and Gardens
The garden at Anglesey Abbey was developed by the 1st Lord Fairhaven from 1926 and has become one of the British Isles most beautiful 20th century gardens.
Anglesey Abbey and Gardens -This is one of the National Trust's most well known properties.
There are majestic tree lined avenues and walks which form the framework for hidden, more formal gardens such as the dahlia garden and a semi-circular herbaceous border. Lord Fairhaven's impressive collection of statuary is positioned throughout the gardens.
A large collection of snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey has been established on the eastern side which is dedicated to plants giving winter interest.
The Abbey may have started out as a hospital in 1135 but by the early 13th Century had been converted into an Augustinian priory. In this remote spot, a small community of monks followed their quiet life of prayer and comptemplation until the priory was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1536. The priory ruins form part of the present house which was built in the 17th century.
What is the best time to visit Anglesey Abbey and Gardens?
February for the snowdrop displays then April through to October. The Garden is open all year round.
How long should I allow for my visit?
Around 3 hours.
Can we visit the House?
The house is open to visitors.
Are the House and Gardens Family friendly?
Yes there are family events throughout the year and activities for children.
Are Dogs allowed at Anglesey Abbey?
They are not allowed in the gardens or house but there are good walks from the car park.
- Street: Quy Road
- Postcode: CB25 9EJ
- City: Lode
- County: Cambridgeshire
- Telephone: 01223 810080
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