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 the place is maintained and it's history explained and displayed.
There are sufficient remains on site to give an accurate impression of what the original complex looked like. There are also artefacts displayed in a very attractive barn-like building together with illustrations of how the place looked in it's heyday. Much of the original tower remains. Many archways remain intact.
A novel feature is how the road through the village now passes through what was the central nave of the original Abbey.
Well worth a visit and it's free!
Parking is available on site and is also free.
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