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Haughmond Abbey Ruins

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Worth visiting and its free!

We were pleasantly surprised by how much there was to see here and it was free to visit. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joy M
West Midlands, United Kingdom
A must if in the area.

The magnificent ruins of this Augustinian abbey of Haughmond lie on a rocky hillside between the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ronald D
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised by how much there was to see here and it was free to visit. A wonderfully peaceful location with an excellent view towards Shrewsbury. The information boards were great at explaining how and when the buildings were built as well as...More

Thank Joy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The magnificent ruins of this Augustinian abbey of Haughmond lie on a rocky hillside between the Upper Severn and Roden rivers. Built circ, 1070 these ruins cover an extensive area and the numerous informative posts for the visitor to understand and wonder at the splendour...More

Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Haughmond Abbey is a quiet location on the outskirts of Shrewsbury. It is accessed from a rutted track which needs care due to pot craters. There are many representations of whet the Abbey would have looked like across the site which make the visit very...More

Thank Lord E
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

There are substantial buildings still standing on this site. There are also useful information boards guiding you around. It is quite remarkable that entry is free. There is plenty of parking just outside the site. Pleasant location and typical I suspect not too many visitors....More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Spent a lovely couple of hours wandering around these fascinating ruins. The information boards were helpful. It’s free to go round and the views are great. Well worth a visit.

Thank fenya006
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Haughmond Abbey ruins. It is free to enter, with excellent information boards provided by English Heritage, which really brought the place to life.

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This is now a free to enter English Heritage site, consequently there are no additional facilities like guide books or toilets. Despite that it is well worth a visit, but beware of the potholes as you drive down to the small car parking area. The...More

1  Thank Jacqueline E
Reviewed 1 July 2018

There is very limited parking here and as others have mentioned, and the road getting to it has a lot of potholes so drive carefully. The Abbey itself is glorious and we were very surprised that a site of this size was free. It looks...More

1  Thank Kath1722
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We stumbled upon this place quite by accident.....followed a brown sighn, and found this gem. Limited parking, but we were the only people there. So special and privileged to have this place all to ourselves. If you love history and places with ‘that feel’, then...More

2  Thank LynnDanny
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We spent a pleasant hour or so here at the weekend.we took a picnic and sat on the grass to eat.there are a couple of tables at the entrance as well.its a lovely little ruined priory.with a sence of history that is almost tangible.a little...More

Thank Ygt123
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Response from Dolemite600 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. By the visitors' centre.