Ultimate Guide to St Mary’s Abbey
St Mary’s Abbey is one of the most historic museums in the city. To help you with your trip, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to St Mary’s Abbey! Enjoy.
St Mary’s Abbey is one of the oldest – and most interesting – buildings remaining in York. It was first built in 1088, but its foundation dates back to 1066, when William the Conqueror wanted to reinforce his hold on the north after the battle of Hastings. The abbey’s estate was ended by Henry the eighth as part of the dissolution of the monasteries, which means that the story of the abbey is book ended by two of the most important events in English history.
York Train Station
Tower Street Bus Stop, YO1 9RZ
Q-Park Shambles (0113 238 4200), Garden Pl, York YO1 7NT
You can find out more information of this site, and some of the most iconic sites in the city, on our free York Walking Tour!
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