Preparing for your visit to Anglesey Abbey

We’ll need everyone’s help to stay open safely, and for a time your visit may be very different from what you’ve come to expect so please take some time to read our preparing for your visit information below. To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. And look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.

Anglesey Abbey New Map Download here

In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces. This includes the Visitor Centre, Shop, Indoor Kiosk and the toilets. Please bring one with you.   

Alternative entry point at Anglesey Abbey

Staying safe

Please keep social distancing with those that aren't in your household. We’ve made some changes to ensure this is easy for you to do and we’ve got extra signs and instructions in place. We love a good natter with you but sadly this isn’t possible right now. If you see our team out gardening, please keep your distance so they can work safely. You can still contact us via social media, email or phone.

Slow your pace

Take your time

Your visit will be a bit different to usual. Entrance is through the Visitor Centre, which is now open with a one-way (entry only) system in place, and a separate exit. On arrival please follow the signs, there’s no need to rush, if you have to wait to give others space we’ll still let you in. The gardens have a new one-way system in place where path width is limited, as well as plenty of open spaces for free-flow access, so take your time to enjoy the nature around you.



The Visitor Centre is now open for entry only, with an alternative exits still in place. Toilets, including accessible and baby change are available prior to entry, on exit and near the house. Takeaway food and drink are available from our Indoor Kiosk (in the Visitor Centre) and our Outdoor Kiosk (on the South Lawn) both are accessible with a pre-booked ticket only.The Shop and Plant Centre are open, and can be accessed on exit only, or without a pre-booked ticket. You’re welcome to bring your own food and drink, but please ensure you take your litter home with you as it could pose a health risk to others. In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces. Please bring one with you.

Two children playing in autumn leaves

Family fun

To stretch your legs, you may want to choose our free-flow areas, rather than the one-way routes. The Wildlife Discovery (south) side of Hoe Fen is now open, but the Woodland Play (north) side remains closed. However, there is lots of space where you can explore and relax as a family, including our wide-open lawns and wildflower meadows. Bikes and Scooters are allowed for under 5s only.

Heading Home

Heading home

We’ll be closing earlier for now, at 4pm every day. To help support our teams closing down the estate safely and in a timely manner we ask you to leave promptly, the car park will be locked at 4:15pm.

Share your day

Share your day

Take a few moments to share your day with those that can’t be there, using the hashtag #EveryoneNeedsNature. Whilst we stop and can’t chat to you about your visit, we’d love to see photos of your time with us, and hear any feedback you might have via our social media channels.



We have a limited number of mobility scooters and wheelchairs available to borrow each day at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. These must be booked before 3pm the day ahead of your visit. We politely ask that you only make one booking of each vehicle type per week, which will help us ensure that as many visitors with access needs get an opportunity to visit as possible. These are booked on a first come, first served basis.  Please email to book. You can find out more about accessibility across the estate on our updated access statement. Our admission policy here at Anglesey Abbey means that if you, or someone in your party, requires a companion, there is no charge for this.

Anglesey Abbey Access Statement Download here
Planning your visit

How to book

All visitors must book a ticket in advance, including members. Entry and parking is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay in advance.

  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket.
  • You’ll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit.
  • The timeslot is for your arrival time only 
  • Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.

Every Friday we'll release new bookings for visits the following week. You can book up to 18 hours before a timeslot. 

Due to limited spaces, we’re asking that you only book once a week to allow others a chance to visit.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill (26 Oct - 1 Nov)

Fri 30 Oct 2020
Book your timed entry to visit Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill.

A Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail at Anglesey Abbey

Mon 23 Nov 2020
Peter Rabbit’s friends need some help finding items to see them through the winter months. Young nature adventurers can help Beatrix Potter’s well-loved characters, and solve clues to earn a special trail badge and certificate.