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Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden

Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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Owner description: The excavated foundations of this once important and influential Abbey lie in a peaceful walled garden, with a medieval... more » Owner description: The excavated foundations of this once important and influential Abbey lie in a peaceful walled garden, with a medieval orchard and extensive herb garden. Founded in 888 by King Alfred the Great, Shaftesbury Abbey was the first Benedictine nunnery only for women. The museum brings to life the story of the Abbey and its inhabitants with dramatic displays of medieval stonework and an interactive virtual tour. There is a free audio tour, printed guides in European languages and a children's trail and activities. « less
Owner description: The excavated foundations of this once important and influential Abbey lie in a peaceful walled garden, with a medieval... more » Owner description: The excavated foundations of this once important and influential Abbey lie in a peaceful walled garden, with a medieval orchard and extensive herb garden. Founded in 888 by King Alfred the Great, Shaftesbury Abbey was the first Benedictine nunnery only for women. The museum brings to life the story of the Abbey and its inhabitants with dramatic displays of medieval stonework and an interactive virtual tour. There is a free audio tour, printed guides in European languages and a children's trail and activities. « less
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