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Athelney Abbey (Site of)

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Athelney Abbey (Site of)


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The site is not open to the public being a farm but a public footpath passes nearby.

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Walk in the footsteps of King Alfred the Great! He built a fort here in 878, before going on to defeat the invading Danes. Nothing survives of the abbey, said to have founded by Alfred.

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According to popular legend Alfred burnt cakes in an Athelney cottage where he had taken refuge.

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