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Roche Abbey

| South of Maltby, Rotherham S66 8NW, England
+44 1709 812739
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A beautiful spot but needs more information.

This is a well maintained site with a beautiful ruin that has a lot more brickwork remaining than... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tom O
Nice visit

The Abbey is down a long cobbled track. There are a few passing points for cars. The Abbey is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
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| South of Maltby, Rotherham S66 8NW, England
+44 1709 812739
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a well maintained site with a beautiful ruin that has a lot more brickwork remaining than you first expect. It has a nice stream running through it and a small shop with toilets and coffee machine. The site manager was friendly and parking...More

Thank Tom O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Abbey is down a long cobbled track. There are a few passing points for cars. The Abbey is lovely for a wander around as are the ruins with the stream running through. There is a small shop serving hot drinks. Worth a visit if...More

Thank LauraNottingham
Reviewed 1 week ago

The abbey is located down a cobbled path. Thecruins are nice to walk around and take in the history of the place.

Thank Aussie2406
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a beautiful, quiet location. Roche Abbey is a lovely place to spend a few hours. The site is relatively flat, compared to some ruins, whilst the abbey is a short walk from the car park. The most interesting asset is the two roof-height transepts....More

Thank SummerSon2013
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Nice place to see for a few hours .plenty walks not easy to find of the beaten track a bit but still great for2-3hours ,room for a picnic

Thank steve1072016
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I was very pleasantly surprised by Roche Abbey. I knew the history but didn't think there would be much to do or see at the site. What a little gem of a place. It's so very tranquil. We went on a Sunday afternoon. It was...More

Thank hvine
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Lovely setting in a deep wooded valley, take your camera and a picnic. It an English Heritage site £6 for adults. Not a huge site but plenty to see for a half day out. lots of footpaths through the surrounding woodland. It is easy to...More

Thank AllisonRebekka
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Really worth a visit. A lovely peaceful and quiet place with beautiful walks around the area. On a nice day take a picnic and enjoy the scenery.

Thank itefoster
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Possibly the most complete groundworks visible of its type and age in the country. Lovely location and various states of ruins to walk around. Access to it is down a narrow, cobbled and very bumpy lane, so drive with care. Limited parking. Toilets and gift...More

Thank Steve U
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Id have lots of pleasant things to say about this place if it wasnt for the cobbled path leading down to the abbey breaking my car. A short trip on a sunny day cost me alot of money in car repairs. I appreciate the beauty...More

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Marie p
23 April 2017|
Response from Kate007Cheshire | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am afraid I don't know. You can walk round the outside as there are miles and miles of fields but am not sure about in the grounds