We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
Review Highlights
Over 900 years of history

Although a ruin, thanks to Henry VIII one can still see what this place must have looked like in... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Doug H
Sturdy Stuff!

Being familiar with the area, it was interesting to think of an abbey in this setting only a few... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Malcolm K
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 187 reviews
All photos (210)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Set in a peaceful and picturesque wooded valley, Roche Abbey was founded in 1147, with stonework dating back to around the 1180's. Thanks to Capability Brown who landscaped the area in the 18th Century, we now boast the most complete foundations of...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
See all hours
| South of Maltby, Rotherham S66 8NW, England
+44 1709 812739
Improve This Listing
Reviews (187)
Filter reviews
186 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews english heritage stepping stones information boards guide book cobbled road stream running single track car park wooded valley security guard small river henry viii public footpath beautiful ruin lovely place for a picnic actual ruins designed by capability brown
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 186 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Although a ruin, thanks to Henry VIII one can still see what this place must have looked like in its prime. Walking round the woods and perimeter can take you back.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Doug H
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Being familiar with the area, it was interesting to think of an abbey in this setting only a few miles from the M18. Once you turn off the main road, you are into a different world. The approach is along a narrow, cobbled road (with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Malcolm K
Reviewed 1 October 2018

To live so close and not go here is a bit ridiculous. Walked round the perimeter with the dog and on into the woods, it’s very tranquil. The only down side being he decided to swim in an algae covered pond. The drive home afterwards...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 873carle
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to see. Really peaceful and quiet. Just a small river flowing through the centre of the grounds. When we arrived we couldn't stay long as the main gate is locked at 5.30. Still there's a nice walk around the edge of the main...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Visited Roche Abbey after seeing it mentioned in the museum at Clifton Park. Walked round the outside of the fenced area being able to see the ruins without paying. Which for our visit was a blessing and children were climbing on the ruins and having...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndyCorns
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

They are what it says they are. A beautiful quiet area out the way, nicely kept grounds and easy accessed. The staff was helpful and pointed out a nice woodland walk follows around it also which includes a small man made waterfall

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank leadeieghts
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I visited the abbey with my new girlfriend as a place for a romantic and peaceful picnic and it certainly did not disappoint. It wasn’t too busy but not quiet either, just right. Nice little shop with the usual goodies and toilet and the staff...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Warren A
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Roche Abbey is a spectacular ruin and a lovely spot for a walk and I found it difficult to rate more highly based on the lack of decent parking and the lack of services. If you love quiet walks the are fairly taxing you can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mikebJ2534NA
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This ruin is set off the road, you have to go down a mostly single lane road, some cobbled, to get there. You will come to a car park, if you go left there is another one at the ticket office. Toilets and drinks available....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank daveb916
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We have not visited Roche Abbey for around 30 years even though it is on our doorstep. On the day of our visit it was sunny and warm. We were greeted by the English Heritage representative on arrival and offered a variety of guides etc....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nick B
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 nearby hotels
Hellaby Hall Hotel, BW Signature Collection
1 066 reviews
2.42 km away
Restover Lodge Hotel
136 reviews
2.93 km away
Ibis Rotherham East
641 reviews
3.34 km away
Consort Hotel
508 reviews
4.73 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 349 nearby restaurants
The Blue Whale
32 reviews
.70 km away
Five Rivers
18 reviews
.19 km away
Zacs Fish Bar
13 reviews
1.30 km away
The Queens Hotel
88 reviews
.49 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 83 nearby attractions
Winthrop Gardens
19 reviews
4.62 km away
The Big Tops Play and Party Centre
358 reviews
6.05 km away
The Apothecary Urban Spa
23 reviews
6.36 km away
Conisbrough Castle
437 reviews
7.02 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
1 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from lindashaw965 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I couldn’t tell you.
1 July 2018|
Response from lindashaw965 | Reviewed this property |
I haven’t a clue. I would ask at the entrance.
15 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Andrew J | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's approx 13 miles away from Doncaster town centre