Preparing for your visit to Anglesey Abbey

Winter walking

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 toilets. Please bring a face mask with you.   

Alternative entry point at Anglesey Abbey

Staying safe

Please follow government guidelines. Gardens, parks and countryside remain open for local people to exercise. Safety of staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remain our priority. We’ve made some changes to ensure staying safe 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. Our entrance is now located near to the car park and heads straight into the gardens. We now also have a separate, well signed 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, so take your time to enjoy the nature around you.



Toilets, including accessible and baby change, are available prior to entry, on exit and near the house. 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

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 stretch your legs as a family. 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.

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

A bite to eat

Our outdoor kiosk is located in the Pinetum to provide basic takeaway hot drinks and pre-packaged snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures and will only be accepting card payment.

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 (11 Jan - 17 Jan)

Sun 17 Jan 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill.

Timed entry to Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill (18 Jan - 24 Jan)

Mon 18 Jan 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill.