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Buildwas Abbey

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I took my wife and grandson there as it is quite local to where I live. It is a a good example of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Telford, United Kingdom

There is a lovely sense of peace & tranquility here. This is the only Daughter House to Barrow in... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Telford, United Kingdom
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Much Wenlock Road A4169 | Near Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7BW, England
+44 1952 433274
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having just visited Wenlock Priory we then visited here with it being less than 3 miles away.. This is a small Abbey but don’t let that that put you off.. Walking around this ruin was really interesting. Again there is some great detail and some...More

Thank Robin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well laid out site although it might be a bit restricted for wheelchair users. Nice architecture to be seen. Not a big site.

Thank bobby-kinsuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my wife and grandson there as it is quite local to where I live. It is a a good example of Norman architecture. It is not a large site but well worth a visit. The staff are most welcoming.

Thank walljohn99
Reviewed September 9, 2018

These ruins boast a peaceful, wooded setting. They're not particularly extensive but what there is to see is definitely worth exploring. In the debit column, we found the lack of interpretation rather frustrating. Not everybody wants to spend £3 on a printed guide! A trip...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

It would be very easy to miss this site with so many other things to see in the area, but it is absolutely worth your time for a visit especially if you have a love of Abbeys. The site is beautifully presented and has some...More

Thank Tikitoura
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Like several other reviewers we were disappointed by the information available at what is quite interesting site I cannot understand why English Heritage have not provided their usual signage and explanation boards, as they do at other sites? I would have been even more upset...More

Thank colin a
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Lovely place for a walk around but an hour at the most is needed there as obviously it’s a ruin! However it’s very impressive and so e lovely photo opportunities.

Thank HonourShropshire
Reviewed August 17, 2018

There is a lovely sense of peace & tranquility here. This is the only Daughter House to Barrow in Furness Abbey (where we lived for a few years) & nothing to do with the Abbey in nearby Much Welock. Take a picnic & enjoy the...More

Thank ProspectGuestHouse
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

You could easily pass this site, notice the sign for the Abbey, but expect it to be small and insignificant. You would be wrong. The still standing buildings are extremely impressive in scale if not necessarily in detail. Well worth a stop. Easy parking and...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We visited several English Heritage sites in the area. This was one of the smaller sites. It's interesting to see but not easy to understand. There's no audio guide for the site, presumably due to its small size, but there are no interpretation boards either....More

Thank Charles_and_Susan
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