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“Short but Sweet”
Review of Buildwas Abbey

Buildwas Abbey
Ranked #14 of 36 things to do in Telford
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Telford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Short but Sweet”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Came here after visiting Much Wenlock Priory...maybe if we came before it would have been more impressive, but after Wenlock, it’s seemed so small, and a short visit.
However despite the size it was lovely, good ruins, nice area with benches, and just to the side (Hidden and almost missed) is a picnic area
Worth the time if you have an hour to spare in summer and want something to do, and only a few quid

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
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  • Any
English first
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very tranquil”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Ruins of a Cistercian Abbey with a bit extra, as there are some remains of tiled floor and decorative stonework.
Very small kiosk as you enter, but still a few items for sale.
There are toilets available of the "portaloo" type.
Very tranquil surroundings.

Visited July 2013
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Wirral England
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292 reviews
219 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Atmospheric”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

We have visited this English Heritage property quite a lot but as we are members we keep going back as it is so peaceful there. The ruins are great to look at, obviously it would be more lovely if complete but Henry V111 had other ideas. It does not take long to get around and see everything but the area is beautiful and you can have a walk around the woodland. Wenlock Priory is only 3 miles away.

Visited June 2013
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“10 minutes and your done”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Went to the abbey to take some photo's of the place and was disappointed with the size of the ground. You walk around in about 10-15 mins for £3.50 entry fee.
Wouldn't take a family their kids would be bored in minutes.

Visited June 2013
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Tranquil”
Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

A very pleasant relaxing way to while away an hour or two . plenty of other nice areas close by so ideal if you want lots to do and make a day of it.

Visited May 2013
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