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The Abbey of St Mary is a ruined Benedictine abbey in York, England and a Grade I listed building.
|Monday||7:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Tuesday||7:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Wednesday||7:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Thursday||7:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Friday||7:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Saturday||7:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Sunday||7:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
A beautiful place to visit, esp on a hot summers day. Plenty of space to explore. Also good place to go to have some "me time".
Amazing ruin of an old church. Lots of surrounding fragments built up to show how it used to look like. Old roman walls and fort. Great green space to run and play and have a picnic. The museum is in the park as well.
Te gardens are beautiful. All of the roman ruins just fabulous! Best of all were the birds of prey. I held the great horned owl, Ava. She was gorgeous. Best of all you can go inand just relax and maybe have lunch. So peaceful!
Lovely park well maintained and opportunities to sit and enjoy the scents if the flowers. The abbey ruins create a wonderful backdrop. You can get ice-cream and coffee from local micro vendors. Could do with more bins.
A must to visit, in the town centre and so spacious clean and pretty. The river runs alongside of it and the minister and theatre are very close. Be prepared to have a bag if you will be picking there for your rubbish as there didn't appear to be any bins! The beautiful gardens are dog friendly. Also the Yorkshire museum is there and worth visiting.
Absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful onna summers day lots to explore even cute little story telling gardens for the kids. Highly recommend
Fantastic, beautifully kept, gardens right by the river. Have spent many hours relaxing, reading, sunbathing and catching up with family and friends here. Gorgeous.
A beautiful park. A look of care has gone into maintaining and in some areas expanding the park. Lovely place to take a bit of time out.
Enjoyed my visit although not much to see. Went round whilst waiting for museum to open. It’s a good walk nice to chill out and well maintained.
We walked through the museum gardens to go to the Yorkshire Museum & to find somewhere to eat beyond the gardens. It was very pleasant & there was a bird of prey display as well. There is plenty to explore for children but I couldn't see a playground or a cafe. It would be better to go once it gets warmer as I assume there will be flowers to look at & maybe an icecream van but as this was the first time for visiting I'm unable to be definite on that.
Nice little spot in the middle of York on the side of the river. St Mary's abbey (ruin) is also there. Safe area for little ones to run about. Plenty of benches to sit down or grassed areas, if dry. Ice cream and outside coffee shop, if the weather is warm enough. The museum also has displays on, when we were there it was prehistoric. Think there might be a charge for this, we dudn't go in on this occasion.
Lovely place to sit and eat lunch as well as go for a walk. The day we visited, they had a man allowing people to hold owls. A he experience for children. They loved it.
Lovely park as a whole, however they close it off at 6pm so getting from town centre to our hotel was a massive pain as they seemed to have "guards" letting people through, but not us 🤷🏻♂️ seemed only locals were being let through. Also the area around we had to walk on was flooded, not great but overall the park itself is really nice and scenic
The Christmas lights were really good but I felt it was a bit pricey as were all the stalls inside. Santa was just say on a bench I thought there would be a grotto of some kind. Although it was good that it was quiet they could have reduced the price and let more in
We went to the Christmas lights in the museum gardens. They were good, though not as good as those we saw last year in Leeds. We went on one of the last few days so the crowds were light. The staff were excellent, really helpful. My mum hurt her ankle (an old injury) and they helped us over to an exit closer to the car.
Pleasant enough Museum Gardens which are free to wander round. Well maintained. Abbey ruins to wander but not too closely as the bulk are fenced off from public access. Understandable as some of the walls do not look in the best of repair.
The Museum Gardens in York are beautiful year round. The gardens cater to those who enjoy the tranquility of outdoor space as well as those who appreciate the ruined structures of old Abbeys and various buildings reaching back to the Romans ages. The gardens overlook the River Ouse and are a calming and peaceful place to spend a few minutes or a few hours. The gardens also provide great access into the center of York.
Fascinating Light-up event which really kicked off my Christmas. Lots of effort and thought had clearly gone into the design and effects for each section of the walk. Good total length and time, and all rounded off with the opportunity for a drink at the end. Slightly pricy, but I was happy to pay as we really enjoyed ourselves and got some fab photos.