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All reviews english heritage guide book well worth a visit impressive ruins henry viii on site beautiful setting red sandstone its heyday conservation work cistercian monastery monks lived hidden gem steeped in history small museum gift shop peaceful place
Visited and were amazed at the sandstone buildings ,there were good facilities all round and the staff were very helpful .
It brought to mind what must have been one of the largest abbey's around ,and how the monks lived .
A beautiful setting with...More
This place is big. It’s very impressive. The detail that can still be seen is amazing. The lady in the centre was very helpful and told us the history of the abbey. Inside the centre there is stonework, it’s unbelievable to think how old these...More
Should be on the local curriculum if it is not at the mo.
Definitely buy a guide book and read it as you go. Also speak to the fab staff. She was really interesting to listen to and gave a potted history that really sparked...More
This former Cistercian abbey was once one of the richest in England. It dates back to 1123, and was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1537.
It is now operated by English Heritage and it is well worth a visit There is a visitors' centre and...More
I would recommend everyone come here. Even if you don't much care for history/archaeology.
Just the fact that such a huge abbey from so long ago is still partially standing is impressive.
The visitors centre is good with some good artefacts and info boards. And...More
Walke around the ruins or just walk around the nearby countryside, you wont be disappointed. Top it all off with fantastic food and ice cream at the cafe situated in thr amphitheatre. Car park is a little small and only toilet is in the cafe.
I was very impressed with this huge ruin. I took loads of photos. We went into the Museum and gift shop, which was equally interesting. The man serving was very helpful and knowledgeable.
It’s also worth going to the museum there, because it tells you...More