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Address: Abbey Road, Washford TA23 0PS, England
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We visited here just by chance as we were at Butlins for the weekend and had our EH cards with us. We parked the car and just strolling up to the gatehouse you could feel the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
localgirl436
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We visited here just by chance as we were at Butlins for the weekend and had our EH cards with us. We parked the car and just strolling up to the gatehouse you could feel the peacefulness, the birds signing, blue sky and the countryside. The gatehouse itself is interesting and thanks to the information boards ensured you looked and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

They certainly knew how to pick a spot to establish themselves. Although Henry VIII wrecked the abbey itself a surprising amount of the monastery is intact. An interesting place to visit, and very tranquil. Despite it being a bank holiday weekend, there were few other visitors. I found it delightful with beautiful verdant surroundings. Vault la visite, as M. Michelin... More 

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Meeker, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The ruins of this Cistercian Abbey was absolutely amazing and we were very glad to have taken the extra time. Although the church is long gone, the monastic buildings are more complete than most. The setting is gorgeous - even on a windy, overcast day.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
43 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

That English rarity - a dissolved abbey that was, to a considerable extent, saved from destruction, and even more rare in having an outstanding set of complete first floor rooms including a dormitory. Over the years many private individuals and EH have invested in a huge amount of considerate archaeology to create a time-capsule. Signposted just off A39 east of... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Cleeve Abbey is a great place to really get a good idea about how monastic life was structured. The tiled floor is amazing and the carved roof of the refectory is gorgeous. My toddlers and my teens had fun with the tiles in the education room. A definite credit to everyone involved in the running and conservation of this heritage... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Fascinating to walk around this old ruin and imagine all the monks living there. The pathway under the marquee was beautiful and really evoked a sense of what had been there. No dislike at all.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Came across this place by accident, it is beautiful and well looked after, great to see original paintwork in some of the rooms and original floor tiles too. highly recommend this for people who like to visit historical places. also can take dogs on a lead which is always a plus

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

really great place with excellent knowledge from the assistant, set in the country off the A39 this is a must for all, young and old

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Despite living in west Somerset many years I'd not visited Cleeve Abbey since a school trip about 20 years ago. Went up there again recently and was really impressed with the quality of the grounds and how well kept the place was looking. There was some great information about and there's obviously a dedicated conversation team there working hard. In... More 

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SC and Oz
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beautiful and historic this abbey is definitely worth a couple of hours to explore. The staff is friendly and I had the chance to wander without a crowd ... most interesting is the tented covering of the tiled floor uncovered in excavations that dates back to early years of the abbey. Also recommend the English Heritage Overseas visitors pass. Well... More 

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