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Address: Cleeve Abbey Abbey Road, Washford TA23 0PS, England
Phone Number: 443703331181
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Boasting the most impressively complete and unaltered set of monastic...

Boasting the most impressively complete and unaltered set of monastic cloister buildings in England. Standing roofed and two storeys high, they include the gatehouse, the 15h century refectory with its glorious angel rood; unusual painted chamberand the floor of an earlier refectory. An exhibition and touch screen virtual tour tell the story of abbey life and a story bag is an ideal way for families to explore the site.

Child friendly and dog friendly.

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A few minutes walk from the station and well worth the walk. A beautiful tranquil place. Glad we took the time to stop off the remains of the Abbey are very interesting and have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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essex
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A few minutes walk from the station and well worth the walk. A beautiful tranquil place. Glad we took the time to stop off the remains of the Abbey are very interesting and have a real atmosphere .

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very interesting and enjoyable visit. We were made to feel welcome, and we found the man in the shop to be very helpful and knowledgeable. My son was in his wheelchair and we were given a guide to show what parts of the abbey were accessible. A lot of the abbey is in ruins but there are notices around... More 

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Thank Sue M
Walsall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We popped in on our way to the local inn truly beautiful lovely place to drop off and walk , not sure of the history but we will return to investigate further

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Thank Sandra G
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Out for a tranquil visit on a Bank holiday weekend. Journey there was easy and trouble free. The Abbey was beautiful and exceeded expectations. So much architecture to photograph. The 13th century pavement was amazing. The opportunity to sit and reflect in these peaceful surroundings cannot be overstated. Clearly a special place that we will definitely visit again :-)

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Thank Heath123215
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love it when we visit a place that exceeds expectations and Cleeve Abbey does exactly that. We got in for free as English Heritage members but it's worth the entrance fee (£15 for family ticket. £5 is the adult price). Most of it is still complete as it was used as farm buildings after dissolution - only the church has... More 

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Thank Helen M
Christchurch England
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118 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This abbey is tucked away just of the main A39. It is much more complete than many abbeys, and has some lovely features like the amazing 15th century wooden ceiling, and tiled floors. The remnants of wall painting help to give an impression of what life would have been like here. The information panels provided just enough information. The setting... More 

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Thank LateGappers
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very peaceful sanctuary. You can't help but feel calm walking around the abbey and grounds. It's beautiful surroundings also help. Allow at least an hour or two to visit but you could easily stay longer. We also went to the pub just up the road from the abbey for lunch (see the sign in the abbey car park) this... More 

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Thank 2014me2u
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I visited after a disappointing trip to a nearby venue that wasn't run by English Heritage. Cleeve Abbey took the sting out of our disappointment very quickly! The grounds are beautifully kept and the Abbey itself is wonderful to explore at your leisure - with well-written captions explaining the use of the various buildings and the background... More 

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Thank Duncan T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been years ago but things have been tidied up a bit since then. Not much to do but kids would love, lots of stairs and lawns and stable ruins to run about on. History well set out without being overly learned. The weather could not have been better - probably not for a rainy day although there is plenty of... More 

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Thank Peter S
Wellington, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the Abbey, there is always something you missed last time, a great story telling adventure. Good quality English heritage site and a credit to those who keep it maintained

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