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Muchelney Abbey

Muchelney Abbey Law Lane, Muchelney TA10 0DQ, England
+44 1458 250664
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The enthusiastic and cordial custodian made our visit

The Abbey is badly signed from Langport so luckily we had a decent map. As you enter the village... read more

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938fjg
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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A friendly shop with a range of products including a collection of Viking and Celtic jewelry. A... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SinghIsKingOriginal
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London, United Kingdom
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Muchelney Abbey, which lies two miles south of Langport, was once a landmark in the Somerset Levels and still has much to offer its visitors – history lovers in particular will enjoy this fascinating site but there is also plenty for families to do. It was once a wealthy Benedictine house and the second oldest religious foundation in Somerset, but as part of the dissolution the abbey’s principal buildings were demolished by Henry VIII in 1538. Visitors can still see the clearly laid out foundations of the abbey, parts of the richly decorated cloister walk and thatched monks’ lavatory- the only one of its kind in Britain. The 16th-century abbots’ house remains intact with its magnificent rooms, and site finds are on display illustrating monastic life.
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Muchelney Abbey Law Lane, Muchelney TA10 0DQ, England
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"english heritage"
in 17 reviews
"somerset levels"
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"interesting artifacts"
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"monastic life"
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"very helpful and friendly staff"
in 2 reviews
"interesting afternoon"
in 2 reviews
"two storey"
in 2 reviews
"information boards"
in 3 reviews
"ticket office"
in 2 reviews
"three hours"
in 3 reviews
"quick visit"
in 2 reviews
"priest house"
in 2 reviews
"gift aid"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"own pace"
in 2 reviews
"st peter and st paul"
in 2 reviews
"latrine"
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Reviewed today

The Abbey is badly signed from Langport so luckily we had a decent map. As you enter the village turn left at the church and the large car park is on the right. Access from the car park to the abbey visitor centre is over...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friendly shop with a range of products including a collection of Viking and Celtic jewelry. A fascinating site that traces monasticism in Somerset and Catholicism in England more broadly. My 7 year old read the panels in each room aloud and with interest. I...More

Thank SinghIsKingOriginal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We coupled this Abbey with visits to other places on the same day. Much to our surprise we spent much longer in Muchelney and didn't complete our day's plans. The young man on the reception was very welcoming and knowledgable. He went out of his...More

Thank Drehort
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We live quite near to this property which is owned by English Heritage but is our first visit. There was more to see than I was expecting. There was a very friendly gentleman in the reception we told us what there was to see. We...More

Thank Debbie P
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Just a quick visit to here, as arrived near closing, as with all English heritage sites lots of information and staff very knowledgeable. Lovely area to spend time exploring.

Thank Betty M
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I didn’t check the dates of the place being open. It is closed in the winter months. The outside area is wonderful

Thank Jenny i
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We came here to see the Abbey as our son is doing an EPQ on the Dissolution of the Monasteries. What a find , it was great, lots of information, lots of original rooms and parts to the abbey and fantastic very knowledgable staff who...More

Thank JBlargo
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We happened to be passing in the area and pulled out the English Heritage guide to see what was available. The MUCHELNEY ABBEY was a wonderful find, offering fantastic architecture, a very pleasant and knowledgeable English Heritage representative at the entrance and truly interesting to...More

Thank LifewithWesley
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

English Heritage have done an excellent job of preserving what is left of this Abbey complex - the Abbey being in ruins as a result of Henry VIII's dissolution regime but the Abbott's house is mainly intact as is the Monks' toilet building which is...More

Thank SeasonedTravellerLJ
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Another visit to Muchelney Abbey which was very pleasant despite the appalling weather. The site is laid out very well with lots of interesting artifacts & historical details. Unfortunately it is not fully accessible for those with mobility issues. The surrounding gardens with the remains...More

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