Waltham Abbey Gardens
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.
Open all the time
Seasonal car parking opening times, details available on our website.
ContactLee Valley Information Service
08456 770 600
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VenueWaltham Abbey Gardens
Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ
Map reference: TL 387005 Lat: 51.68612 Long: 0.00503
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 on sit, seven days a week. Seasonal closing time apply.
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Waltham Cross station
Green Flag Award. Green Flag Heritage Site.