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Sad history

Like many of the sights of Wexford this makes more sense as part of a town tour. It helps to get... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Impressive Ruin

Beautiful ruined Abbey in Wexfords pedestrianised town centre right next to the Westgate and the... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Like many of the sights of Wexford this makes more sense as part of a town tour. It helps to get the history from an enthusiastic local. There is plenty of interest at this spot including the modern sandstone church that is now in ruins.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful ruined Abbey in Wexfords pedestrianised town centre right next to the Westgate and the town walls. Dusappointed ti find it closed when we first gkt here but if youre prepared to stay in town until 3pm there's a guided tiur which is well worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We went on the tour that started at 3pm on Saturday at the Westgate Tower, and we're very glad we did! Our guide was a man called Ray, who is one of four volunteers who take groups around the Abbey. He was very knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Adam H
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We visited wexford town, enjoying the pedrestrian walkways (main street) and the shopping during our vist there was hardly anybody about, it was fun window browsing during the walk. One of the highlights was the abbey, we enjoyed walking amonsgt the ruins, definitely worth a...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Went there with a tour guide from the tourist centre. Very informative. Not a lot to see unless you're really into the history of the area.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Mel F
Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is a mixture of different influences following the invasion by Vikings and Normans.Don't be looking for the roof as it was removed by the Church of Ireland when they moved to a different part of Wexford. The 1-hour guided tour departing from An Tobar...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Alain M
Reviewed 30 October 2015

A visit on a blustery Sunday in late October was very evocative in this shell of an abbey with old gravestones and the vacant arches in gothic, Romanesque and other styles. Leaves blow on the ground as you walk on the small property, taking in...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank fspinnyc
Reviewed 27 July 2015

On the day we went, we were the only people on the walking tour with the guide. She was very knowledgable and had a great sense of humor. Since the afternoon was warm and sunny, this ended up being one of the highlights of our...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank SunHope
Reviewed 7 May 2015

It is really disappointing to try and visit a place of interest such as this, only to find that they were not open ( it was the end of April). When I arrived, I also noticed a sign which advertised that there was only one...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We went on the one hour guided tour and had an amazing time. The guide -Johanna -pointed out architectural features we would never have spotted and made it a fascinating hour explaining why the Abby was built, what went on and what happened. Forget 'The...More

Date of experience: October 2013
3  Thank etlaif
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