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Croxden Abbey

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Nice place for a stroll

The abbey ruins are located down a country lane, and are free to enter and look around. The... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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Hidden gem

This abbey does not receive much publicity and is down a rural lane. The lane actually runs through... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

The abbey ruins are located down a country lane, and are free to enter and look around. The property is very well kept and there is plenty of information on the signs as you go round. There is no ticket office or car park. That...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank A9889
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

This abbey does not receive much publicity and is down a rural lane. The lane actually runs through the historic site. It is beautiful, peaceful and very well kept. Readily accessible. We are looking to return in the summer.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1949etwall
Reviewed August 19, 2018

A truly amazing place peaceful and pretty. It felt almost spiritual walking where the monks had lived and worked. The fact that it has not at all been commercialised is greatly to its advantage. Don't visit if you want ice cream vans and souvenir shops....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brenda S
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We visited recently after being told about the ruins by a friend. It wasn't the easiest place to find and the parking is virtually non existent but the ruins were definitely worth a look. There are information boards in various places and we took some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lucy P
Reviewed August 9, 2018

This isn't remotely a 'destination' but it is worth making a detour and calling in. For us, it made an excellent meeting point. There's a defibrillator and a litter bin but no benches, no toilet and not much parking. A bit of a lottery I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dirtmother
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Free and peaceful with plenty of info boards and enough of the ruins to easily see what is what. Some of the towers are in good condition. No facilities but a nice place to while away an hour.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank crispycard
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Went to Alton towers recently and went to Croxden Abbey for an afternoon. It's a ruin of course, but worth half an hour of your time. It's set in pretty countryside in 2 fields which are lovely on a nice day. There are information boards...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LJC1
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Just down the road from where we were staying, lovely find. There are some boards around the site explaining what is what. It’s free to visit, there is a pull in right by it but can only fit 3 cars but is also free. Well...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

These tiny islands must contain more historic sites then anywhere else on Earth. Quite by accident I found Croxden Abbey, I saw it in my road atlas and being nearby I visited. It is amazing and is a credit to English Heritage for the way...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jrdo5959
Reviewed December 3, 2017

The ruins are well maintained and free to view for the public. There is sufficient parking nearby and easy access

Date of experience: December 2017
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