Attractions in Watton

Watton Abbey

The Abbey is located just a 10 minute walk from abbeythe CL with the remains of the Monastery left by Henry the vIII still standing. The present building dates mainly from the 14th and 15th centuries and a house was added in the 19th century which now a grade 1 listed building.

 

 

St Mary’s Church

Near to the priory is the Church of St Mary which church was designated by  in September 1966 as a Grade I listed building by English Heritage. The church is primarily of 15th century construction but some 13th century materials remain. The South porch, and north vestry are dated 1859. The parapet to tower is 20th century.

 

 

Tophill Low nature Reserve

Tophill Low Nature Reserve is a haven for thousands of birds, 974x400-otter-parent-and-cub-on-ice-Tophill-Low-web-credit-Roy-Brimble butterflies, dragonflies, amphibians and even the occasional grass snake. There are 12 hides at the reserve all with unique vantage points over ponds, marshes and reservoirs. The two reservoirs have been declared as Sites of Special Scientific Interest and are nationally important for birds. There is an information centre on site where you can learn more about the wildlife in this area. More Information can be found her

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