Discover The UK | 5 Places from Abbeytown to Abbots Bickington |A-Z of places




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Discover The UK is a weekly published guide to places around the United Kingdom {UK} covering Mountains, bodies of water, towns, and villages of which makes the UK great place to live or visit. So make sure your next vacation is to the UK.

In today guide we go on a tour around Cumbria, Lancashire, Greenwich, Dumfries and Galloway and Devon looking at 5 places start with Abbey and Abbots.

Abbeytown, Cumbria, England


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Wheatsheaf Inn | Source Google Images


Abbeytown, also known as Holme Abbey, is a village and civil parish in Cumbria, England. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 819. It is located five-and-a-half miles southeast of Silloth, and six-and-a-half miles northwest of Wigton. The civil parish borders Holme Low to the north, Holme East Waver and Dundraw to the east, Bromfield to the south, and Holme St Cuthbert to the west. The county town of Carlisle is eighteen miles to the north-east. Other nearby settlements include Highlaws, Kelsick, Mawbray, Pelutho, and Wheyrigg. The B5302 road runs through the village.

Bus Operators, Reays and Stagecoach Cumbria operates bus services through the village

Abbey Village, Lancashire, England

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Abbey Village is a village in the English county of Lancashire and the constituency of Chorley. It is located on the A675 road, six miles (10 km) from Blackburn, eight miles from Chorley, nine miles (14 km) from Preston and ten miles from Bolton.

The name is believed to have arisen from a connection with Whalley Abbey, as the village is located close to a track between the abbey and Brinscall Hall.


The village was formerly served by Withnell railway station but that closed in 1960.

Public transport now consists solely of the No. 24 bus service between Blackburn and Chorley. From Monday to Saturday Blackburn Bus Company operates the service every 30 minutes during the day. In the evenings and on Sundays, Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire runs an hourly service, finishing shortly before midnight.

Abbey Wood, Greenwich, England


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Abbey Wood – Cross Quarter – Proposed view from Felixstowe Road | Source Hidden London


Abbey Wood is an area of southeast London, within the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley. It is located south of Thamesmead and is 10.6 miles (17 km) east of Charing Cross.

The district takes its name from Lesnes Abbey Woods, located to the east, which once belonged to the monks of Lesnes Abbey.

London Buses

Abbey Wood is served by London Buses routes 177, 180, 229, 244, 401, 469, B11 and London Buses route 601 N1.

National Rail

The nearest station is Abbey Wood for Southeastern services towards Barnehurst, Crayford, Dartford, Gillingham, London Cannon Street and Charing Cross. The station will soon become a terminus for the southeastern branch of Crossrail’s Elizabeth Line, beginning in late 2018.

Abbey Yard, Dunfries and Galloway, Scotland

Abbey Yard is a location in Dumfries and Galloway.

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Abbots Bickington, Devon, England


Abbots Bickington is a village and civil parish in the English county of Devon, located 7.7 miles north-northeast of Holsworthy and near the River Torridge.

The name Bickington is derived from an “estate associated with a man named Beacca” plus the Old English practice of adding “ing” and “tūn” to create a place name. In 1086 it was recorded as Bicatona, in 1107 Bechintona, and in 1580 Abbots Bekenton, to reflect the possession by Hartland Abbey.

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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Mike from World of Xploration | Welcome to the Wackiness

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