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“great place to visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Roche Abbey

Roche Abbey
Ranked #9 of 40 things to do in Rotherham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Set in a peaceful and picturesque wooded valley, Roche Abbey was founded in 1147, with stonework dating back to around the 1180's. Thanks to Capability Brown who landscaped the area in the 18th Century, we now boast the most complete foundations of any Cistercian monestary in the country. Although most of the excavated ruins are low lying, the transcepts still stand to their original height. Roche Abbey is closed during the winter months, re opening again March 2015. The woodland walks around the area are accessible and parking is still available.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

seeing all the ruins and having a walk round the full park was lovely and it was also great for the kids !

Visited January 2013
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Good site”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Its not as good as some other sites I've been to, but still a decent place, will a river lowing through it!
I've seen similar and larger sites with free entry, with this place having a charge. Easy to get to but a tight driveway which is cobbled to get to it.
Would be a lot better if sign boards were up in certain areas to explain what was what as there is non whatsover apart from one on entry with basic history. No offer was given to supply a guide or anything at reception.

Apart from that not a major amount to see unless you have prior knowledge of the area.

Visited March 2013
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Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A bit of history in Maltby”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

A nice walk around the area to get to and from the Abbey, can be a bit busy but a nice evening stroll.

Visited July 2012
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Sheffield
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“A brief look at history.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

It is better to go on a summers day when you are able to take in the warmth of the place so you can allow yourself to be absorbed in the atmosphere of how it was used so mamy years ago.

Visited June 2012
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Historic and Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Well kept grounds and a real sense of history - the activities througout the year are in keeping with the atmosphere of the Abbey. There are woods behind the Abbey and it is set amid green fields and farms.

Visited October 2012
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