We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
What an amazing hidden gem

I thought we were going to see just a few stones and crumbled walls, but in reality what it really... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Al B
,
Reigate, United Kingdom
Old Abbey near Tunbridge Wells

This is an English Heritage site, but entry is free. There are no services at this site. It is a... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Stewartaudia4
,
Peterborough, Canada
via mobile
Read all 121 reviews
85
All photos (85)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guide book”(10 reviews)
“dower house”(4 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
17°
10°
Sep
13°
Oct
Nov
Contact
Bayham Old Abbey Furnace Lane, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8LP, England
Website
+44 1892 890381
Call
Reviews (121)
Filter reviews
116 results
Traveller rating
49
43
16
7
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
49
43
16
7
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsenglish heritageguide bookdower houseinterpretation boardsbeautiful ruinssunny dayworth a visitnational heritagebank holiday weekenda small gift shopa small car parknice place to gofamily picnickent sussextranquil placedrinks and snacksnon members
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 116 reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2018

I thought we were going to see just a few stones and crumbled walls, but in reality what it really is, are the bones of a historic and emotionally 'moving' abbey. It's big too, much bigger than I thought it would be. It's very easy...More

1  Thank Al B
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This is an English Heritage site, but entry is free. There are no services at this site. It is a well preserved example of an old abbey site and worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Stewartaudia4
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Six of our family chose to meet at the old Abbey for a birthday picnic as we're all English Heritage members and it was almost equidistant from our 2 homes. Both parties still had to travel 1 and a 1/2 hours to get there. When...More

Thank LM2509
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We picnic here several times throughout the summer over the past six years and attend the yearly Lamberhurst Music feasible held here. Wonderful tranquil place to visit and dog friendly on a lead.

Thank Oasthouse2012
Reviewed 16 June 2018

We would never have known about this hidden gem had we not been English Heritage members and had a list of properties. It is a really romantic ruin, an ideal place for a picnic, and a perfect place to relax and unwind for an hour...More

Thank DaveWGCook
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Make sure you view the web site before showing up, As an English Heritage member I discovered this place through the members book. A few weeks ago on a Saturday I arrived to find the place was closed. The web site stated Bayham was closed...More

1  Thank Shocum
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This review is done as a 'public travel service" as Bayham Abbey for whatever reason is currently not open to the public. It has not been so for the eight days we were nearby in the first half of May, 2018. There is no explanation...More

1  Thank preglad
Reviewed 7 May 2018

A wonderful group of monastic ruins sitting on the Kent / Sussex border. It is quiet and provides a lovely peaceful place for a picnic

Thank Pete E
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Very Interesting Abbey Ruins, quite mystical and romantic. Very peaceful place to visit. National Heritage Members free, so well worth a visit.

Thank Chrissie147
Reviewed 18 January 2018

A nice place to go out for a family picnic and to explore the old stones on a sunny day, the place is not crowded at any time. It's a NAtional Heritage place, so the parking and entrance are free for the members.

Thank nataliev756
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Lime Tree Inn
27 reviews
1.18 km away
Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club
677 reviews
5.95 km away
Star & Eagle Hotel
180 reviews
6.07 km away
Anand Lodge
162 reviews
6.40 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 12 restaurants in Lamberhurst
The Vineyard Restaurant
602 reviews
.48 km away
Brown Trout Inn
288 reviews
.82 km away
Elephants Head
267 reviews
1.15 km away
The George and Dragon Inn
11 reviews
1.19 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6 attractions in Lamberhurst
Scotney Castle Garden
1 385 reviews
1.07 km away
Bluecaps Llamas
30 reviews
1.71 km away
Arena Pursuits
8 reviews
4.74 km away
Go Ape Bedgebury
186 reviews
5.36 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bayham Old Abbey staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines