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Muchelney Abbey

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Muchelney, the atmospheric and once-remote 'great island' amid the Somerset Levels, has many rewards for visitors.

Beside the clearly laid out foundations of the wealthy medieval Benedictine abbey (and its Anglo-Saxon predecessor) stands a complete early Tudor house in miniature.

Originally the abbots' lodgings, this charming building includes a magnificent great chamber with ornate fireplace, carved settle and stained glass; two rooms with time-faded walls painted to resemble cloth hangings; and a pair of kitchens with fine timber roof.

Parts of the richly decorated cloister walk and refectory are incorporated, and nearby is the thatched two-storey monks' lavatory, unique in Britain.

Exhibitions illustrate monastic life with a fascinating collection of site finds, including decorated tiles and stonework.

Much improved facilities for disabled visitors include a touch-screen tour of less accessible areas.

Discover Muchelney's rich past with our family book bag and interactive display.

Plant sales are available throughout the season.

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Road Access: In Muchelney, 2 miles S of Langport via Huish Episcopi.
Bus Access: First 54 Taunton - Yeovil to within 1 mile of site.

Muchelney Abbey Postcode for SatNav: TA10 0DG


01458 250664
01458 253842

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