Haughmond Abbey Ruins
Haughmond Abbey Ruins
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles108 reviews
Excellent
65
Very good
33
Average
9
Poor
1
Terrible
0

Cecelia
Telford, UK96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kittykoochie2
49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Been before and enjoyed it. Advertised as open every day except Christmas Day but it was not open today, New Year's Day. So we had an extremely muddy and slippy walk around and behind it instead
Written January 1, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ewyena
Crowland, UK12,581 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Visited on a lazy afternoon in 2020 summer, when I had my Shropshire vacation. Because it is a ruined site it has free entry and runs by English Heritage. A few parking spaces are available, not too many, but because it's not overcrowded, so fair enough. If I'm right, there is no cafe or shop on site, but there is toilet. The ruins has a history back to the 12th century, even though it is abandoned for a few hundred years, but luckily in a fairly good condition. Adequate footwear is necessary, just like to many other EH ruined sites. 1-2 hour visit is enough, but it is also a beauty spot with scenic view for painters.
Written June 1, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Keith J
North Wales, UK230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We initially missed the entrance as despite seeing a signpost before the junction the lane to the Abbey did not look like an entrance to an English Heritage site. We were able to turn around in a neighbouring walkers car park. The entrance is right on a bend.

The lane leads to small car park. Entry to the site is free. The site was unstaffed during our visit. There were lots of rooms to explore, some well preserved, and the site has lots of information panels explaining the usage of the various rooms and areas.

During our visit there was no access to toilet facilities. There were a couple of picnic tables, which were low and with slanted seats, we couldn't work out if that was because they were broken or by design.

On leaving the property the hedges obstructed visibility to the extent that it was an almost blind exit onto a busy road with fast moving traffic. As I edged forward to try to obtain some sort of visibility a motorcyclist had to swerve around the front of my car. I had to edge out even further to obtain even the slightest view of the road, from the driver's seat of my family sized car. I can only sum up the junction with the main road as dangerous!
Written June 23, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rob K
Manchester, UK95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
To get here was a long walk from the nearest bus stop - but it was worth it. It is well preserved and full of history.

No shop selling guide books, alas. I managed to but the guide book at Wenlock Priory.
Written June 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Emma H
London, UK112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

H M L
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Stumbled across this wonderful place and so glad we did. The setting is beautiful and it must have been quite an imposing building in its time. If you just want to soak up some history and have a few relaxing hours with a book, this is the place. I wish there had been more of an exhibition about the place it deserves it.
Written May 12, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ali07London
Enfield, UK520 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Peter OC
Godstone, UK185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
A fine example of abbey ruins. The day we visited was chilly but dry which was OK. The site is now free to enter, and is not staffed. However there are interpretation panels scattered around the site to help you understand the different parts of the remains and what you are seeing. A lot of the walls have been destroyed down to ground level but there are parts that still stand to a substantial height. Well worth visiting.
Written May 25, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Billythefish1
Southport, UK1,427 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Almost missed this as I was driving through Shropshire. Well worth the detour and it was a really good example of how English Heritage protect our jewels.
Written January 30, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 104
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Haughmond Abbey Ruins - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Shrewsbury HotelsShrewsbury Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Shrewsbury
All things to do in Shrewsbury
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars