Haughmond Abbey Ruins

Haughmond Abbey Ruins, Shrewsbury: Hours, Address, Haughmond Abbey Ruins Reviews: 4.5/5

Haughmond Abbey Ruins
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Alice
20 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Adored wandering round these beautiful ruins. It’s been partially repaired, and is neatly kept with some descriptive notices with pertinent information. Absolutely fascinating from the trio of giant kitchen fireplaces to barely remaining carvings, gargoyles, painted floor tiles, statues and wooden panelled Tudor ceilings. Absolutely worth a visit. And FREE
Written September 20, 2021
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Dillan1965
Leeds, UK202 contributions
Oct 2021
It's on the hidden gems list. For an Abbey it's well-preserved. Don't think I've ever visited an Abbey where a timber roof exists in any building but it does here.

Plenty of information boards provide explanation and overview of the site.

We were fortunate that the sun came out late afternoon during our visit, which made for some good photography.

All of the above and it's free. What's not to like.
Written October 11, 2021
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Julie Janiak
Stoke-on-Trent, UK45 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
The ruins were very good for photography, the grounds were well kept, the signage was good, not many people around solvable to social distance on a lovely day, a great place to relax, lots of parts of the Abbey were still showing the carvings and artifacts, very interesting. There were no facilities on site such as toilets or cafes, probably due to Covid 19, but Shrewsbury town is only up the road. Nice day out.
Written September 4, 2020
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Cecelia
Telford, UK91 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
Haven’t been here since you had to pay to get in. It’s now free. Several spots for parking.

Lovely place and lots of good spots/angles for photography. Well worth a visit. Can get busy pretty quickly so recommend getting there for when it opens.

There’s a nearby walk through the fields too which was lovely and added to the trip so that it wasn’t just a quick 15 mins look around.
Written April 5, 2021
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Tanyaimee
Milton Keynes, UK5 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We visited in September 2020 as part of our family getaway (couple with a dog). We thoroughly enjoyed looking around the ruins compared to some of the others we visited nearby and even had time to pose for some photo's. Great for a wonder and was pretty quiet too.
Written September 22, 2020
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Emma H
London, UK80 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
Great medium sized ruins with plenty of different ‘rooms’ to wander through. Some good information on boards posted around the site. Gorgeous at sunset. Free to enter.

To get in you have to drive down a long track that looks like a foot path, if you overshoot that, there’s a small car park just off the road that’s used for the local walking trails. If you walk the path immediately off that car park you get a high view of the whole abbey and farm beyond. Note: you can’t get into the abbey from here, you have to head back and down the official track.
Written November 26, 2021
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Ali07London
Enfield, UK392 contributions
Jun 2021
After a lovely dog walk on Haughmond Hill we visited the ruins. They are free to visit and interesting to see. There are information boards over the site which let you know a bit more about what you are looking at. Good for a short visit.
Written June 6, 2021
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I Travel
Skelmersdale, UK2,813 contributions
Aug 2019
whilst the carpark is a little tight once you're there you'll find a pleasant walk awaits you with some very nice views, you get a great idea of how it looked with the layout still there
Written March 26, 2020
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David
Minehead, UK33 contributions
Sep 2020
Visited three Shropshire abbeys in September and this was the best! Lovely location, fascinating ruins with plenty of information boards but also opportunities for 'ruin detectives' to try to fathom why things are as you see them. [Old Chapter House with Tudor style ceiling and windows - was this part of the mansion house which had been built from the Abbey after the dissolution?] Sad to see parents allowing children to climb on the walls - but no notices discouraging this so maybe its OK these days. The drive is a little rough, the car park a little small, so maybe this is why English heritage are not advertising the site more widely. A toilet facility would be welcome, but hey, its free entry these days so mustn't grumble. [There is a small museum but it is closed as there are no on-site staff. No doubt visitor income would not cover their wages.] Enjoyed a picnic sitting on the grass- about ten other family groups were doing the same, but despite it being a warm sunny Sunday it was really quiet and social distancing was not a problem.
Written September 16, 2020
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ldgp14
Walsall, UK2,545 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
We went to Haughmond Abbey for a walk on a Monday morning, in the sunshine it was lovely to do the woodland walk nearby the abbey and then take in the views of the ruins. The walk is around 4km so good for any ages and fitness levels.
Written July 26, 2021
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