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Hailes Abbey

Hailes Abbey Cotswold Way | Near Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5PB, England
+44 1242 602398
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Interesting ruins

Well worth a visit to these interesting ruins. The audio guide is a must to really appreciate the... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Nicola H
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Nottingham
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Great Stop on the Cotswolds Way

We walked by Hailes Abbey on our Cotswolds Way journey, and if we were initially lured by the sign... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
dunadan
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Lynnwood, WA
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Hailes Abbey Cotswold Way | Near Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5PB, England
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit to these interesting ruins. The audio guide is a must to really appreciate the history behind this Abbey especially the story about the blood of Christ that was reputedly stored there.

Thank Nicola H
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We walked by Hailes Abbey on our Cotswolds Way journey, and if we were initially lured by the sign board advertising ice cream, then it was the ruins themselves that turned our brief stop into an hour-long wander through the majestic, solemn ruins. The docent...More

1  Thank dunadan
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The ruins of Hailes Abbey are in a beautiful, peaceful setting where you can walk and enjoy the remains of wonderful architecture and carved stone. There is a nice National Trust/English Heritage gift shop. Across the road is the bonus Hailes Abbey Church a lovely...More

1  Thank aligil2014
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Wandering around the Abbey with the audio guide takes you back to the pre Henry the 8th days. You experience life as a monk whilst using your imagination to view the ruins as it must have been. A truly magnificent achievement in its time.

Thank John S
Reviewed 30 September 2017

There's very little left now of what was once a towering abbey. Hailes is slightly off the beaten track, but worth the effort to get there. The information boards offer a good explanation as to what it once looked like, the ruins are well preserved...More

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 30 September 2017

I was out walking and decided to call into Hailes Abbey, which if you are an English Heritage member is FREE to enter or there is a charge of around £6 to £7. It is not far from Winchcombe where I had walked from -...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Not much left but worth the visit. Theirs also an old church across the street the is still being used that you can see while there. If your looking for fill ins , this would work just fine.

Thank Perry H
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The museum is small but contains some lovely stonework and tiles and a decent rundown of the Abbey's history. The Abbey ruin makes for a nice walk around, the information points are decent and it's a picturesque, peaceful spot. I also highly recommend the church...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Very nice peacful ruins, but smal. Dont need alot of time. Hidden gem in the cotswolds. Nice to visit once. Very enjoyable and pretty.

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We visited Hailes Abbey today, main reason for visit was that we had our 2 dogs with us and we wanted to visit somewhere them. We were greeted at the visitors centre by a lovely man who said immediately-bring the dogs in, they are part...More

1  Thank Sandy2404
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Se K
1 March 2017|
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Response from Steve H | Property representative |
As long as you like but I agree with others, please take the time to savour the atmosphere and history
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