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Address: Abbey Road, Washford TA23 0PS, England
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Very serene, in the countryside this abbey has much to offer. Medieval tiles of Richard Lion Heart and Saladin, the well preserved dormitory, the refectory with it's wooden... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very serene, in the countryside this abbey has much to offer. Medieval tiles of Richard Lion Heart and Saladin, the well preserved dormitory, the refectory with it's wooden ceiling and carved angels and the gatehouse in good shape. Note: The painted room is closed for renovation :(. A delightful way to spend a couple of hours.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Travelled by West Somerset Railway to Washford Station. From there it was a 10 to 15 minute walk. DO FOLLOW THE NT SIGNS ALTHOUGH THEY TAKE YOU THROUG A HOUSING ESTATE. THE MAIN ROAD IS NARROW AND DANGEROUS PARTICULARLY WHEN TWO LARGE LORRIES TRY TO PASS. The Abbey is educational as well as being well preserved. The display boards are... More 

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Williton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

one of the oldest in the UK, it is quite beautiful and it is in a amazing area with a nearby river. nice place to have a short weekend

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Napton-on-the-Hill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lovely little Ruins. Takes about an hour to visit. Some good information on offer and nice to see where the monks would have lived.

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ebbw vale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

went here while on holiday minehead with teenage daughter spent about hour looking round was ok but not that much see not worth second visit

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Nr. Winkleigh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I felt especially privileged to be the only visitor at Cleeve Abbey at the end of a hot summer's day. The grounds which surround the abbey are glorious and will especially appeal to photographers or artists. The interior of the former Cistercian abbey is well marked and information boards abound. A shop provides more books and pamphlets for those with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

An interesting and beautiful place with plenty to see. Your path around the abbey is well thought out with information boards that don't overload you with information. There are little bullet point factoids for the kids too (which I also enjoyed!) The staff are very friendly and keen for you to see everything before you leave. The painted chamber I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We came to Cleeve Abbey via the West Somerset steam train. There is a 20% discount if you present your train ticket. It's around £4 each. It's really worth the money. The history and beauty of Cleeve Abbey is staggering. It's mind-blowing to be walking in the footsteps of monks from 800 years ago. I would highly recommend this attraction.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Cleeve Abbey was founded in 1198, and the first Circestircian monks arrived here from Revesby Abbey in Lincolnshire. This Abbey is known has a grand-daughter house the parent house being Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire. The monks called the abbey ‘The Valley of The flowers’, so lush was the soil. The Abbey prospered and became very wealthy. Sadly when Henry VIII... More 

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Berrylands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It was fascinating to visit an abbey that had not been quite as ruined after Henry VIII's dissolution as many others. There was a beautiful ceiling still full of angels. Unfortunately, the old church attached to the abbey had been totally dismantled for stone and only the layout is left. The gentleman on reception was very keen to answer our... More 

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Additional Information about Cleeve Abbey

Address: Abbey Road, Washford TA23 0PS, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Washford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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