Starting from the
Railway Station turn left out of the station and walk past the Royal
York Hotel to the first set of traffic lights, cross into the gardens
and cross the gardens towards the Memorial Gardens entrance gates.
Turn left towards the railway line and walk past the Royal
Mail sorting office. At the news kiosk just before the tunnel
under the rail line turn right down the path at the side of the sorting
office which will take you to the river. For those railway
enthusiasts the Railway Museum can be found at the other end of the
tunnel under the rail line. If that turns out to be your
first diversion allow yourself a complete morning just for the museum!
At the tower turn left and start to walk up the gentle slope past the
former Bay Horse public house, sadly now closed and soon to be
converted into flats. From here the road becomes a little steeper (but
not much). A little way up the slope you wil come to the entrance to
the Museum Gardens nest to St. Olaves Church dedicated to St. Olaf.
At the first intersection you should be able to see a timbered building
to the right known as the Hospitium, a part of St. Mary's Abbey, You
should be able to see part of the Abbey ruins to your left.
Head downhill to the Hospitium.