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Hailes Abbey

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Address: | Near Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5PB, England
Phone Number: +44 1242 602398
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An interesting insight into the abbey that stood here

Whilst there is very little left of the abbey itself, the site is well served by information boards and an audio tour is available. It is tucked away in a very quiet and peaceful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Whilst there is very little left of the abbey itself, the site is well served by information boards and an audio tour is available. It is tucked away in a very quiet and peaceful valley on the edge of the Cotswolds and is a nice place to just come to sit in peace.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The ruins of this 13th century Cistercian abbey are about 10 miles from Cheltenham and 2 miles north east of Winchcombe, on the Cotswold Way. It is open from 10am until 5pm and entrance on a family ticket ( 2 adults, 3 children) costs £12.20 or just £4.70 for an adult. There is free parking. It is a lovely place... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A lovely walk from Winchcombe along the Cotswolds Way to this delightful ruin. A most charming and courteous volunteer from English Heritage was really helpful. The ruin isn't initially as stunning as say Rievaulx or Fountains Abbey but it exerts its own calm and presence as you spend time there. I used the audio guide and this adds immensely to... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We sat on the seats for half an hour and could not believe how quite and peaceful it was. Well worth a visit to transport yourself back in history and learn about the Holy Blood and the life the monks lead many centuries ago. Henry v111 might of demolished a lot but what remains is well signposted and easy to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This place is owned by the National Trust and managed by English Heritage so membership of either will give free entry. It is worth visiting the museum after taking a tour of the Abbey. The audio tour is educational and informative, one of the best I have taken. Would recommend

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A lovely church ,of great age and history. There are signs to help you find it but ,it is a bit off the main route, so be aware. It is a place of peace and reflection . Well worth a few minutes of your time.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

very nice to visit lovely place for a picnic ..if you so wish.you must get the talking headphones to really enjoy it parking is good to

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MELBOURNE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Saw this Abbey on our walk of the Cotswold Way, we did not go in as you can see it all from outside and when you continue walking, most of the other people we saw drove up looked and went off

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Tamworth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I'd heard and read much about Hailes Abbey and how famous it had been as a place of pilgrimage to see the so-called blood of Christ, before it became one of the many abbeys 'dissolved' by Henry VIII and I thought it was about time I paid a visit. It's in a beautiful part of the countryside tucked away in... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you are a member, then you should pop in for the Abbey. If you are not a member, it is an expensive 10 minute stop. Staff not very useful and shop also expensive for drinks and snacks. Pop to the toilets then take a look at the Abbey from around the corner, its free and all you need.

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