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Crowland Abbey

46 East St, Crowland, Peterborough PE6 0EN, UK

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About Crowland Abbey

Crowland Abbey, is a place of prayer and worship in the town of Crowland, Lincolnshire. It was founded in memory of St. Guthlac early in the eighth century by Ethelbald, King of Mercia, but was entirely destroyed and the community slaughtered by the Danes in 866. Crowland is well known to historians as the probable home of the Croyland Chronicle of Pseudo-Ingulf, begun by one of its monks and continued by several other hands.



Attractions near Crowland Abbey

Gordon Boswell Romany Museum10.77km from Crowland Abbey

The Gordon Boswell Romany Museum is a unique museum and is the life's work of Gordon Boswell, a Romany gypsy, who created it to preserve and honor Romany history and traditions. This is the largest collection of Romany Vardos in the world and is the largest museum of Romany history. Old photos and sketches go back over 150 years. The museum also operates a number of non-Romany vehicles, including a horse-drawn hearse.

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens12.06km from Crowland Abbey

Ayscoughfee Hall is a grade I listed building and modest associated parkland in central Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, and is a landmark on the fen tour. The house, currently a museum, was built for a local wool merchant, traditionally supposed to be Richard Ailwyn in the fifteenth century. The house is substantially unchanged from that period, and would be recognisable to a visitor from the fifteenth century.

Moulton Windmill15.2km from Crowland Abbey

Moulton Mill is the tallest windmill in the country, standing nine stories high and reaching exactly 80 feet to the curb and 100 feet to the top of its cap. The nine-storeyed mill is 80 ft to the curb and 100 ft to the top of the ogee cap. In full working order again with its four patent sails on, Moulton mill is the tallest working windmill in Great Britain and one of the tallest worldwide.

Holme Fen National Nature Reserve21.07km from Crowland Abbey

Holme Fen is a thriving nature reserve across 657 acres of landscape. Holme Fen is also an island, although not the kind of island you might expect. It's one of the few tiny areas of surviving wild fen to exist among hundreds of square miles of arable fields.

Brownes Hospital21.36km from Crowland Abbey

Browne's Hospital is a medieval almshouse in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. It was founded in 1485 by wealthy wool merchant William Browne to provide a home and a house of prayer for twelve poor men and two poor women. The Hospital was richly endowed with property and agricultural land in the neighbourhood. In 1994 it was used for filming, portraying Middlemarch Hospital in George Eliot's Middlemarch, most of which was filmed in Stamford.

An elegant Georgian merchant's house on the North Brink of the River Nene, built-in 1722.  It includes a  museum room with displays on the Quaker banking family who lived in the house. There is also a handling collection and dressing-up clothes for children. The two-acre garden is regarded as one of the finest walled town gardens in the country which includes glasshouses,  summerhouses, two pool gardens, over 70 species of roses, and a croquet lawn.

Where is Crowland Abbey

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Lincolnshire is a county in the East Midlands of England.  The majority of tourism in Lincolnshire relies on the coastal resorts and towns to the east of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The county has some of the best-known seaside resorts in the United Kingdom, which are a major attraction to visitors from across England, especially the East Midlands and parts of Yorkshire.