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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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