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In a world when everything seems in melt down, this is the perfect place to remember reflect and... read more

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You would expect a Trappist monastery to be peaceful and tranquil and it is- set in lovely... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2019
Rainford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In a world when everything seems in melt down, this is the perfect place to remember reflect and find peace, the grounds are so well kept. Inside the Abbey is lovely, it is a place of worship we was lucky enough to hear the monks...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 20, 2019

You would expect a Trappist monastery to be peaceful and tranquil and it is- set in lovely surroundings. The building is quite unlike any other Pugin design I have seen - being dressed in stark simplicity. I was especially struck by the book shop and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
4  Thank NedH4
Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

A lovely old monastery, that brings a little piece amongst the everyday hustle and bustle of life, they have a small shop, and are now even make and sell their own ale ! Beautiful scenery and lovely walks all around the place. Well worth a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank Billso
Reviewed January 18, 2019

Was lovely walking around the tranquil grounds and areas inside , lovely gift shop great views well worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank derek h
Reviewed January 16, 2019

A lovely monastery built by Augustus Welby Pugin. There is a lovely walk through the gardens up to Calvary via a narrow path. They have recently started brewing their own Trappist Ale called Tynt Meadow and is named after the place where the abbey was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank ClarkeStewartR
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Very quaint, nice surroundings and kept nice. Very friendly.Even better in the summer months when you can stroll round the surrounding area.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Julie B
Reviewed December 18, 2018

lovely peaceful place, great monastery lovely little shop ,big carpark sell some great gifts and beer,nice gardens

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Chris A
Reviewed December 12, 2018

The perfect place just to relax and reflect on things, take a picnic, enjoy the walks from here or just sit in the grounds and have your snacks. A wonderful place.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Speedy119
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Peaceful spot with a spiritual walk and a opportunity to pray in the Abby. The shop sells honey which we found helps with the symptoms of Hay fever

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ted_Collins
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Monastery principally to go to the Shop after a recommendation. The Monks brew a bottled Trapist Beer which is proving to be a highly successful product. They also have small glass beer tankards , suitably engraved, which together make a nice combination gift.The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank John S
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Response from Willywills63 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about Sunday's but in the week they have s service before confession. It starts about 2 and you. An go in at any point but they ask for silence in the abbey. Do go - it is lovely. If you are physically able... More
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Response from 01Dancer | Reviewed this property |
The Gift Shop is open: Monday – Saturday, also Bank Holidays (except Christmas Day) 10am – 4.30pm (closed 12.10pm – 12.30pm and 2.10pm – 2.30pm for Office prayers).