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Address: | Near Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5PB, England
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Fascinating history from 800 years ago.. little gift shop on site.. there is pictures dotted around showing what certain areas would've looked like 'back in the day'. Highly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Anon28824
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating history from 800 years ago.. little gift shop on site.. there is pictures dotted around showing what certain areas would've looked like 'back in the day'. Highly recommend visiting here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Left derelict after the reformation, the plan of the old Abbey is still cleary visible. Must have been amazing when it was occupied, it is still impressive and very calming.

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Thank Simon H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

love this place well signposted and a pleasure too look round telling you the history of the abbey and what happened to it in henry 8ths time well worth a visit even better when there are re eactors are there to give it some colour

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Thank pstuart100
Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

this is a great place to learn about English History .Well perserved with a great center that provides the visitor with a great oppertunity to learn. Great displays of artifacts not to be missed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

These are ruins, so don't expect to wander around perfect buildings, and do choose a sunny day. Then you can marvel at the amazing location an stunning sights of this ruin. It's beautiful and serene in summer and great for evocative photos. A good break from the tourists in nearby Broadway village

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Thank jeffbanksUk
Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had an excellent visit to the Abbey. The man operating the visitor's center was so enthusiastic and helpful! We had a great time wandering around learning more about the cistercian abbey. It's gorgeous! Try the mead and honey wine. yum!

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1 Thank MrsFaber
Surbiton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Spotted that this English Heritage run site gave free admission to national trust members so paid a visit. The audio guide is excellent and well worth using, our visit was much more informed than just reading the info plaques. Recommend a weekday when it's very quiet to get a sense of the history.

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Thank DaveFSurbiton
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

These are largely foundation only ruins of what was a significant and important abbey, dissolved by Henry VIII. Although an English Heritage maintained site National Trust members can also gain free entry. The audio guides are adequate but don't bring the place to life and there are no real attempts to provide a significant visual display presentation. Buying or reading... More 

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Thank Alan T
Brackley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visited the Abbey while enroute to Cheltenham for a weekend away and very glad we did. The ruins above ground are lovely to walk amongst and fascinating to look at. Admittedly the signage and museum look a little tired but for me that just made the place more enjoyable to visit. Will definitely be back with a picnic basket next... More 

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Rainier, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stopped here on our way out of Winchcombe. I was glad we did. It was amazing to see the sight of the old Abbey. The shop here has wheelchairs for a better experience for people not so well on their feet. They are free for the asking as there is quite a bit of walking around and it is... More 

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