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Anglesey Abbey

3 miles (5.5 km)

Explore 114 acres of beautiful gardens surrounding this Jacobean mansion in Cambridge. You can stroll around the ornate statue garden with its mythological and biblical subjects before a peaceful walk down one of the tree lined avenues. There are also plenty of wide open spaces with expansive lawns and pretty wildflower meadows - perfect for a summer picnic. There is also a waterside stroll along Quy Water and a visit to the working 18th century watermill where you can watch them grind wheat into flour, then buy some fresh from the chute.
In the house you can view the 36 strong collection of clocks and the extensive works of art collected by Lord Fairhaven. The dining room is the only room surviving from the Augustinian priory that once stood on the site.
Anglesey Abbey is located just a few miles east of Cambridge city centre.

Anglesey Abbey OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Anglesey Abbey Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Anglesey Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 428602

The Augustinian priory at Anglesey was built in 1236 and dissolved by Henry VIII in 1536. The site was then turned into a country house. It was acquired by Lord Fairhaven and his brother, Henry Broughton, in 1926 and they brought it to its present condition. It came under the care of the National Trust in 1966 who describe the present buildings as "One man's vision of English country living - an early 20th century luxury home lovingly created from the remnants of 800 years of change".

Anglesey Abbey House - geograph.org.uk - 549268

Long shaded avenues of beech at Anglesey Abbey.

Pilgrims' Lawn, Anglesey Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 920507

The herbaceous border. Wonderful flower display in June and July in the abbey gardens

The herbaceous border at Anglesey Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 847268

The herbaceous border at Anglesey Abbey

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