Discover The UK | 5 Places Beginning With Abbey, from Hills through to Steads |A-Z of places




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In today guide we go on a tour around City of Edinburgh, City of Stoke-on-Trent, Surrey, Scottish Borders and Lancashire looking at 5 places start with ABBEY.

Abbeyhill, City of Edinburgh, Scotland



Source | Watkins Jones



Abbeyhill is an area of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.

As with many other parts of the city, the area has varying definitions. Generally, it may be taken to mean the part of the town lying between Holyrood Park (and perhaps The Palace of Holyroodhouse itself) to the south; London Road and adjoining streets to the north; Calton Hill and the yards of Waverley Station to the west; and Meadowbank to the east. It is in the locale of the recently constructed Scottish Parliament building, contains several old churches and other historic sites, and looks onto the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Abbeyhill is one of the oldest parts of the city, taking its name from Holyrood Abbey, a major historic religious site. The main east-west thoroughfare through the area is London Road, laid in the 1820s as part of the Calton development of the New Town. This superseded an older road to Haddington which still skirts the north side of the King’s Park, now officially named Holyrood Park.

Abbeyhill station was closed in 1964 as a result of the Beeching cuts.

Lothian Buses are the main bus operator in Edinburgh and operate a few routes through Abbeyhill.

Abbey Hulton, City of Stoke-on-Trent, England



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Source | Photobucket | I’m not sure if this pub is Called Abbey Hulton or it is a pub in Abbey Hulton

Abbey Hulton is a village in Staffordshire, England that now forms a suburb of the city of Stoke-on-Trent. The village was named after the former abbey that existed between the 13th and 16th centuries.

The village has local shops, chemist, pub, and school.

The village is served by 3 bus routes operated by Scraggs, First Potteries, D&G Buses.


Abbey Mead, Surrey, England

Abbey Mead is an area of Chertsey in Surrey. The name has sort of disappeared from use now and is now known as Chertsey.


Abbey St Bathans, Scottish Borders, Scotland


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The Retreat, Abbey St Bathans | Source Geography 


Abbey St Bathans is a community and parish in the Lammermuir district of Berwickshire, in the eastern part of the Scottish Borders. Unique in its topography, along winding steep wooded valley that follows the Whiteadder Water.

Although its name suggests a larger foundation, Abbey St Bathans was originally a priory of Cistercian Nuns. It was sanctified and then used as a retreat by the sisters who formed the community at Haddington and at Nunraw, under the patronage of Ada, Countess of Dunbar and her husband Patrick, Earl of Dunbar.

The village proper is based around ‘The Square’, where the church, a telephone and some houses are located. Abbey St Bathans is situated beside the Whiteadder Water. The Southern Upland Way and the Sir Walter Scott Way pass through the village. The SYHA used to have a youth hostel in the village to support walkers, however it has been closed for a number of years.

Abbeystead, Lancashire, England



Abbeystead weir | Source Fotospot


Abbeystead is a small, picturesque hamlet located in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in Lancashire, England. Abbeystead lies close to the Trough of Bowland but even in medieval times, was considered part of Wyresdale rather than within the domain of that powerful local magnate, the Lord of Bowland, so-called Lord of the Fells. Abbeystead is located in the civil and ecclesiastical parish of Over Wyresdale.


The name is derived from “The site of the Abbey” and relates to the short-lived presence of a house of Cistercian monks in the reign of Henry II. One tradition sites the monks’ house just below the junction of the Marshaw Wyre and the Tarnbrook Wyre, on the north side of the reservoir. Another places it around the site of the primary school.

2 bus routes serve the hamlet, check Traveline for information on theses services.


Thank you for reading the A-Z Places Guides. I hope I provided a great insight to the places mentioned and all the information in this guide is correct at time of publishing please check with the operators before traveling on bus routes.

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