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Fascinating place which is actually 3 dfifferent sights and really needs taking in hand.

I've not bothered with Whalley Abbey before as I always thought it was just the Gatehouse owned by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Northwich, United Kingdom
I love it here

One of my favourite spots to have a picnic with my family. A tranquil, peaceful environment next to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Natalie C
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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The Sands, Whalley, Clitheroe, England
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All reviews well worth a visit information boards lovely place per adult henry viii lovely coffee shop country house beautiful surroundings banks of the river guide leaflet couple of hours nice walk lovely garden circular walk local history my son ruins
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've not bothered with Whalley Abbey before as I always thought it was just the Gatehouse owned by English Heritage and free to enter as it sits over a public road. I reasoned I would pass it soon enough and I eventually have. It's a...More

Thank neddyb1
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourite spots to have a picnic with my family. A tranquil, peaceful environment next to the River Ribble, and stooped in history.

Thank Natalie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely morning,exploring these amazing ruins.Quiet time to reflect and de stress. Then a lovely lunch at the cafe.

Thank Gillian E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This delightful Abbey, a victim of Henry VIII's dissolution, still has enough remaining to make a rewarding visit. As it is privately owned, not National Trust or English Heritage, you do need to seek it out. Still plenty to see, the River Ribble runs past...More

Thank haylingseagoon
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We have been to Whalley several times but this is the first time I’ve been to the quite frankly, breathtaking ruins of the Abbey. It’s a true gem of history that is so tranquil and relaxing, as well as having such wonderful historic importance: it’s...More

1  Thank 323markw
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I've stayed at the Abbey on and off for the past 8 years for both work and non-work related visits. I always look forward to its wonderful combination of comfort and ancient beauty all wrapped up in one very special place. Visiting many times I...More

Thank Kathleen525
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This fabulous Abbey is located on the River Calder & very near to Whalley Arches (Red brick Railway Viaduct - the largest span). It is close to the catholic Martyrs church & the parish church which has Commonwealth graves. Th Abbey itself is a very...More

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Just stopped off here again with friends as it is a nice setting for a quick look at some english history. But was surprised that they now charge £2 to have even a quick peek at the ruins . This must be a new things...More

1  Thank sharpking
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Easy parking, easy to walk to Good views and relaxing Great little town and easy access by train Use the dales railway when open in summer

Thank mark34acc
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Entry to the abbey Ruins is £2.00 per adult and £1.25 for seniors. You are provided with an information sheet detailing a circular walk through the ruins, with sections explaining what each particular part of the building was previously used for prior to the dissolution...More

Thank milligan1959
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Response from SUE W | Reviewed this property |
Depending on your age & fitness level & you knew the quickest route certainly less than 10 minutes. You need to ask for Broad Lane, or from train station cross the road, at the end of Broad Lane, turn left & your walking... More
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13 August 2015|
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Response from Missyxxx | Reviewed this property |
It was free to look round outside but a very small charge to go inside the building like £2 or £3 it doesn't say on the website so do call 😀