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Cleeve Abbey

Abbey Road, Washford TA23 0PS, England
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Washford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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6 attraction reviews
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Perth, Australia
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79 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

A delightful Abbey ruins in good enough shape to visualise abbey life. Well maintained by English Heritage and some thoughtful things for kids to do as well. A very nice collection of ancient tiles is displayed, including many in situ. We were lucky enough to visit in beautiful English summer, bathed in sunshine, which was ideal for our picnic in... More

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Alsager, England, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wow, what a gem, so much of it's buildings have survived and have been admirably well conserved by English Heritage. A big thank you for letting all our children go free, you've certainly pipped the NT to the post ! The gate house is spectacular so too the great first floor rooms,awe inspiring reconstructed medieval tiled floor outside. Good facilities... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Complete enough to show what the abbey looked like and the kids lapped it up. Plenty of free parking and of course free for you and the kids if you are an EH member. Lots to see and some surprising survivals on 2 floors. Loved the medieval tile pavement and the kids discovering the animals in them!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Visited Cleeve Abbey in September 2013 with my husband and both sets of older parents.. There are some ruins, but there is still a lot there to give you a good feel for what the full complex would have been like in its day. It's not very big but charming with its walled apple orchard, gatehouse and is set in... More

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Cheshire
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102 attraction reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We visited Cleeve Abbey on our way to Somerset.It is managed by English Heritage ans is well preserved. As you walk through an old gatehouse you see a lovely view of the abbey and grounds. There is a gift shop where you can buy a guide book if you wish. The abbey church was itself in ruins,but you were able... More

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Newbury, England
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42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

When younger our boys would role play being fighting monks here. Its a lovely old place to explore with lots to see.

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