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Address: Abbey Road, Washford TA23 0PS, England
Phone Number: 443703331181
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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 tranquil area steeped in history

We went here today (25/07/16) after seeing a leaflet about it at the start of our stay. It was within a reasonable distance from the Sheppards Cross bus stop in Washford, or the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
dnlu36
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here today (25/07/16) after seeing a leaflet about it at the start of our stay. It was within a reasonable distance from the Sheppards Cross bus stop in Washford, or the stop outside the Washford Inn. Admission is £5.60 per adult, and we bought a guide for £3. The gentleman in charge of the shop who sold tickets... More 

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Thank dnlu36
Surrey, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting Abbey which tells the history from its creation to its demise by good old Henry now looked after by English Heritage

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Thank Chris M
Cuxton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family really enjoyed exploring the abbey. We are all English Heritage members, which means that we don't have to pay for this attraction. We have children aged 3 and 6 and they enjoyed exploring the different rooms and staircases. They had a go at stamping the floor tiles and my daughter and her granny tried on the monks robes.... More 

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Thank Sarah B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently visited Cleeve Abbey on a journey break to North Devon. It turned out to be an ideal place to stop for a while. It is in a lovely setting, even the car park is nice. Be advised that the car park is a short walk from the Abbey itself but if you are disabled you can park in... More 

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Thank Julie S
surrey
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77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really interesting well kept english heritage property with lovely gardens, lots of information on the history of the house.

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Thank katiebiks
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50 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was lovely to visit Cleeve Abbey for the afternoon and explore the Abbey grounds. There are lots of things to see and do at the Abbey and is lovely in the afternoon. Really worth while visiting!

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Thank Tom W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. Beautifully kept both grounds and building. Quite extensive remains with just the right amount of information displayed in each room making it so easy to imagine the life of the community there. The guy selling the tickets obviously loves it and that enthusiasm is very infectious.

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Thank swallows2016
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cleeve Abbey is one of the most peaceful and serene places I have visited. The Car Park is just across the road from the Abbey grounds and is free to visitors. A short walk takes you through the gatehouse entrance up to the ticket hall and shop. The entrance fee is very reasonable - but this is no disney world... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to visit, lots of history and information to read up on, they are looking after this historic place so delicately, staff very friendly and informative, small shop and coffee facilities, dog friendly parking under trees and grass area for our lunch, what more could you ask for.

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Thank halsteadpam1
Cardiff
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted by a friendly and enthusiastic gentleman who told us the best route to take. When we arrived, plain chant was echoing across thermometers, giving a real feel of monastery life. It is the best preserved in Britain and is well worth a visit. If God exists, I'm sure it's here!

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