Crowland is a lovely friendly market town. It is famous for it’s Medieval Abbey and it’s unusual three sided town bridge called Trinity Bridge. Hereward the Wake is believed to buried in the Abbey grounds. More recently, Crowland has been on the news, for the finding of the “Crowland Buffalo” (a World War Two vechile) that has been dug up.
Crowlands Abbey’s Open Day
Crowland Abbey is steeped in history and legends. An abbey has stood on the site since 716 and some remaining parts date back to Norman times. The original north aisle of the monastery church is intact (now the parish church) and ruins of the original nave enable the visitor to imagine its original splendour. Whether your interests lie in architecture, history, the church, or people you will find something here to interest you.
Join Crowland Abbey’s Open day featuring: Bell ringing demonstrations, inside & outside guided tours, churchyard guided tours, Belfry tours, children’s trails (Inside & Outside), display of historical documents and refreshments (these may change on the day depending on weather and availability).
Date and Time: Saturday 17th June, 10am- 4pm.
Place: Crowland Abbey, Crowland, Lincolnshire, The Fens. What 3 words = https://what3words.com/hiding.fiery.illogical
Cost: The event is free, but donations towards to Abbey would be appreciated.
Booking: Not required.
Other information about the event: The venue is 95% wheelchair accessible, with ramps and accessible toilets.
Please note: the belfry Tours which need a certain degree of fitness. Anyone wishing to go to the Belfry is given a notice highlighting the possible issues and asked to confirm they are fit enough and please wear sensible shoes.
Fascinating Fens Values: The event/activity includes themes of heritage and community spirit.
Nearby Places to visit: Thorney, Flag Fen, Peakirk, The Deepings, Spalding, Holbeach.
Nearby Cafes and pubs: The Old Paper Shop (Crowland), The Copper Kettle (Crowland), Tea at 18 (Thorney), The Vine House Farm Shop and Cafe (Market Deeping).
Fascinating Fen Tails: The Children’s character, Hare-re-ward the Wake (a hare) often visits the area.