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Cleeve Abbey

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Address: Abbey Road, Washford TA23 0PS, England
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Chester, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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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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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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39 attraction reviews
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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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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 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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