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A wander through history

Entry to the abbey Ruins is £2.00 per adult and £1.25 for seniors. You are provided with an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Still a hidden gem in Lancashire.

I have stayed again at this wonderful place. The setting is so peaceful and tranquil. The staff are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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The Sands, Whalley, Clitheroe, England
+44 1254 828400
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Entry to the abbey Ruins is £2.00 per adult and £1.25 for seniors. You are provided with an information sheet detailing a circular walk through the ruins, with sections explaining what each particular part of the building was previously used for prior to the dissolution...More

Thank milligan1959
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed again at this wonderful place. The setting is so peaceful and tranquil. The staff are excellent and very helpful always with a smile. Breakfast is really good. We will be back. Thank you to the delightful team at the Abbey.

Thank L90MAW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem. You can loose yourself in the ruins of the old Abbey and walk quietly by the river. It is designed for peace and meditation. A place to escape the world just for a while and return refreshed

Thank bikerdave2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated beside the River Ribble Whalley Abbey is great for the imagination - it must have been a bustling place 500 years ago! Nice to have a tearoom near the abbey ruins.

Thank robinhenshaw
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

I have always loved history. Driving into Whalley you quickly become aware that this is a special place. The Abbey grounds are very peaceful which is not surprising as this has been a place of prayer for 700 years. Using the guide available at Reception...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Enjoyed a walk around here with family,some very interesting features,could possibly be better advertised for people coming from outside the area.Beautiful surroundings and the cafe was very nice.

Thank rosemariecampion
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We have been regular visitors to the abbey and the cafe and today decided to visit with our dog, assuming the grounds were dog friendly. When getting out of the car we were accosted by a rude woman at the gatehouse who said that dogs...More

Thank Shona G
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

The site and ruins was larger than expected and the remains were interesting to wander around and look at. It was a bit confusing as to whether there was a fee to enter or not. Could have been better with a few information boards displaying...More

Thank Alderado
Reviewed July 6, 2018

I had thought this was a free place to look round but found out on arrival its £2 adult and £1.25 for senior citizen.I didnt mind really we had a nice afternoon .however it did seem after we had payed the hut closed and you...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Lovely gardens, abbey ruins by the river, and quiet cafe - in the middle of Whalley village: a spiritual oasis. Spend some time here and refresh.

Thank Gillian J
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Response from SUE W | Reviewed this property |
Depending on your age & fitness level & you knew the quickest route certainly less than 10 minutes. You need to ask for Broad Lane, or from train station cross the road, at the end of Broad Lane, turn left & your walking... More
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Response from Missyxxx | Reviewed this property |
It was free to look round outside but a very small charge to go inside the building like £2 or £3 it doesn't say on the website so do call 😀