The Abbey was my favorite part of the whole trip. I'm not very religious, but I found the Abbey to be extremely calming and peaceful. The stonework is absolutely goregous. I highly recommend a visit to the Abbey.
Another beautiful abbey. A tip for students. If you want to have memorable experience ask the curator to let you dress into the medieval-style clothes that they have in the back room, while you visit the abbey.
This was my favorite of the border Abbey's that I went to. A lot of it is still in tact. It was truely impressive and a good idea of what time can do to any building (that and a war!). Take the time to visit!