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“Nice afternoon walk”
Review of Roche Abbey

Roche Abbey
Ranked #8 of 42 things to do in Rotherham
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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.
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Excellent place to visit for a picnic or a wander in the surrounding area - quite an imposing ruin with lots of history and an aura of mystery

Thank Andrea B
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Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

Out of any English Heritage sight in Yorkshire Roche Abbey has to be my favourite! It's a beautiful sight and on top of that kind and welcoming staff. I was there for hours looking round the sight and it was very peaceful. I occasionally go to Roche for quiet so then I am able to read my book or finish it. I've been to the Abbey for a few years now and it has always left a smile on my face and I plan to be visiting in many more years to come.

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We went here on Saturday and while the ruins are stunning and the place is idyllic, the £3.50 admission cost is a little step. We also walked around the Roche abbey valley, which is some well-maintained woodland, walks however, be sure to have some boots as it can be a little water logged in places. This is a great place to bring a family or as a couple. Only down side, 20 minutes and you have seen everything

Thank Richsnaith69
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Roche Abbey must have been a majestic structure in days before it was given over to the crown and ransacked back in 1538 during the dissolution. One certain king has a lot to answer for....that's for certain. The ruins are maintained by English Heritage and a small fee is payable. There is lots to explore around the ruins and visitors with children need to be extra vigilant as there is a strong flowing river aside, amongst and beneath the ruins.

Outside the English Heritage site there are riverside, pondside and woodland walks. Lots to see but good waterproof footwear is recommended as there are very muddy patches along the walkways.

Thank chandrah874
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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 !

Thank kevinb971
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