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Whalley Abbey

The Sands, Whalley, Clitheroe, England
+44 1254 828400
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Hidden gem

Lovely place to mooch around - far bigger than we expected. The staff were welcoming and very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Iggy350
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Great Place Fully Recommend

We had our wedding reception here and everything went smoothly - with everyone having a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Georgio2483
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
The Sands, Whalley, Clitheroe, England
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+44 1254 828400
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"well worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"information boards"
in 7 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 4 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 5 reviews
"henry viii"
in 2 reviews
"small charge"
in 3 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"banks of the river"
in 3 reviews
"guide leaflet"
in 3 reviews
"impressive ruins"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 2 reviews
"the main street"
in 2 reviews
"nice walk"
in 3 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 2 reviews
"lovely garden"
in 2 reviews
"understand how"
in 2 reviews
"local history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to mooch around - far bigger than we expected. The staff were welcoming and very friendly. The only downside was that some of the signs were so faded it was difficult to read them but nevertheless we were grateful that the signs were...More

Thank Iggy350
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our wedding reception here and everything went smoothly - with everyone having a fantastic time. The staff were extremely helpful efficient and polite throughout the 3 course meal that we had organized for everyone and the food was good. We had the full...More

Thank Georgio2483
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The gatehouse is listed by English Heritage and was much as expected, but I didn't know that the ruins of the abbey were so extensive. It will cost you a couple of quid to get in, but it is good value, even if the information...More

Thank Jeff1903
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

For a place of such historical significance is was disappointing to see such a information boards etc ! It's interesting to look at but one doesn't know what it is !

Thank extremered
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

It had been over 20 years since my last visit but it was just as peaceful and evocative as I remembered. The information boards really need refurbishing but walking round is a lovely way to spend an hour or so on a crisp sunny spring...More

1  Thank mystabe
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This is a really lovely place to stroll round,its so peaceful and great to chill out. Its great to wander around the ruins and imagine what it must have been like. We then visited the Austian Café which was a fantastic find, the place was...More

Thank chrisk5959
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

For £2.00 each I was concerned that there may be very little to see so was very pleasantly surprised. In off season you pay in the house rather than at the gate, so there's the additional opportunity to take photos in the Great Hall -...More

Thank Anita H
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

An interesting set of ruins to wander through - a lot of imagination needed to visualise how the abbey used to look.Could have some more facilities to encourage longer visits.

1  Thank RobinLeChaudLapin
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

A lovely place to visit, learn a little history, imagine how it looked when the Abbey was in its pomp and then grab a coffee or ice cream in the local cafe.

Thank BarryDennis
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Called in at the Abbey Mid morning for a snack and it was very nice and good service but disappointed that when we take the dog for a walk we are unable to visit, many establishments cater for dogs even in an outside area but...More

1  Thank stewartscott1950
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Jo L
31 December 2016|
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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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albert p
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 😀
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albert p
13 August 2015|
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Response from daisy m | Reviewed this property |
I`m not sure, as the day we went the cafe was undergoing renovations, so closed. There was no one around to pay so we just wandered round the gardens for a short while before going into Whalley to find tea rooms and loos... More
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