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Croxden Abbey

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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A truly amazing place

A truly amazing place peaceful and pretty. It felt almost spiritual walking where the monks had... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Brenda S
Interesting for a stroll around

We visited recently after being told about the ruins by a friend. It wasn't the easiest place to... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Lucy P
Newcastle under Lyme
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Staffordshire, Croxden, England
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

A truly amazing place peaceful and pretty. It felt almost spiritual walking where the monks had lived and worked. The fact that it has not at all been commercialised is greatly to its advantage. Don't visit if you want ice cream vans and souvenir shops....More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We visited recently after being told about the ruins by a friend. It wasn't the easiest place to find and the parking is virtually non existent but the ruins were definitely worth a look. There are information boards in various places and we took some...More

Thank Lucy P
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This isn't remotely a 'destination' but it is worth making a detour and calling in. For us, it made an excellent meeting point. There's a defibrillator and a litter bin but no benches, no toilet and not much parking. A bit of a lottery I...More

Thank dirtmother
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Free and peaceful with plenty of info boards and enough of the ruins to easily see what is what. Some of the towers are in good condition. No facilities but a nice place to while away an hour.

Thank crispycard
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Went to Alton towers recently and went to Croxden Abbey for an afternoon. It's a ruin of course, but worth half an hour of your time. It's set in pretty countryside in 2 fields which are lovely on a nice day. There are information boards...More

Thank LJC1
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Just down the road from where we were staying, lovely find. There are some boards around the site explaining what is what. It’s free to visit, there is a pull in right by it but can only fit 3 cars but is also free. Well...More

1  Thank Tracey1169
Reviewed 6 April 2018

These tiny islands must contain more historic sites then anywhere else on Earth. Quite by accident I found Croxden Abbey, I saw it in my road atlas and being nearby I visited. It is amazing and is a credit to English Heritage for the way...More

Thank jrdo5959
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The ruins are well maintained and free to view for the public. There is sufficient parking nearby and easy access

Thank Al-Shumba
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We happened by the site by accident and I am so pleased that we did. The site is very well preserved with informative signage and wonderful photo opportunities. We explored thoroughly and really enjoyed ourselves. A real hidden gem!

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Best to read about the place before you visit. You can spend an hour walking around the ruins and, if the weather is fine, another hour just relaxing on the lawns taking in the beautiful countryside and listening to the birds. Ashbourne is about 9miles...More

2  Thank cssidley
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