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Address: | Near Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5PB, England
Phone Number: +44 1242 602398
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Great History

this is a great place to learn about English History .Well perserved with a great center that provides the visitor with a great oppertunity to learn. Great displays of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this is a great place to learn about English History .Well perserved with a great center that provides the visitor with a great oppertunity to learn. Great displays of artifacts not to be missed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are ruins, so don't expect to wander around perfect buildings, and do choose a sunny day. Then you can marvel at the amazing location an stunning sights of this ruin. It's beautiful and serene in summer and great for evocative photos. A good break from the tourists in nearby Broadway village

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had an excellent visit to the Abbey. The man operating the visitor's center was so enthusiastic and helpful! We had a great time wandering around learning more about the cistercian abbey. It's gorgeous! Try the mead and honey wine. yum!

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Surbiton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Spotted that this English Heritage run site gave free admission to national trust members so paid a visit. The audio guide is excellent and well worth using, our visit was much more informed than just reading the info plaques. Recommend a weekday when it's very quiet to get a sense of the history.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

These are largely foundation only ruins of what was a significant and important abbey, dissolved by Henry VIII. Although an English Heritage maintained site National Trust members can also gain free entry. The audio guides are adequate but don't bring the place to life and there are no real attempts to provide a significant visual display presentation. Buying or reading... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Visited the Abbey while enroute to Cheltenham for a weekend away and very glad we did. The ruins above ground are lovely to walk amongst and fascinating to look at. Admittedly the signage and museum look a little tired but for me that just made the place more enjoyable to visit. Will definitely be back with a picnic basket next... More 

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Rainier, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We stopped here on our way out of Winchcombe. I was glad we did. It was amazing to see the sight of the old Abbey. The shop here has wheelchairs for a better experience for people not so well on their feet. They are free for the asking as there is quite a bit of walking around and it is... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Spent ages here - not as immediately impressive as Tintern but a gem of extensive ruins. Do get the audio guide as it's brilliantly done and brings the whole experience to life. It's the kind of place that you just need to sit and imagine the monks of yesterday going about their business! Good shop with a knowledgable and very... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

This abbey would have been as wonderful as Westminster Abbey in its heyday and a little imagination will bring it back to life for visitors. The audioguide is brilliant at helping recreate the scene for young and old.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Very helpful staff. Be sure to get the audio guide as this adds to the overall presentation. Picturesque and fascinating history.

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