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With some remains of the Augustinian Abbey founded by King Henry II in 1177 still visible, the cloister entry, Abbey gateway, precinct and chapter house walls and the stone bridge over the Cornmill Stream provide an indication to what was once one of the largest Augustinian Abbeys in the country and the last to suffer under dissolution of the monasteries in 1540.
Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Rose Gardens or take yourself and the family on a trail to explore hundreds of years of history as you discover intriguing art works along the route which will uncover the site's invisible past.
Green Flag Award. Green Flag Heritage Site.
Car parking charges are as follows:
First hour - £1.00
Up to 24 hours - £2.00
- Disabled access
- Picnic site
- Children welcome
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Free Parking
- Dogs Accepted
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
Map & Directions
By Road: From the M25, exit at junction 26 and join the A121. At the roundabout turn right which will take you over a bridge spanning the M25. At the second set of traffic lights approach in the left hand lane and go straight on. At the third set of lights move into the right hand lane and go straight on. At the roundabout, take the first left which will take you into the car park for Abbey Gardens. A large car park is available. Car parking charges apply.
Public Transport Directions
Accessible by Public Transport: Waltham Cross station is 1 mile away.