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Hailes Abbey

| Near Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5PB, England
+44 1242 602398
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Great History

this is a great place to learn about English History .Well perserved with a great center that... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Duluth, Minnesota
Go on a sunny day

These are ruins, so don't expect to wander around perfect buildings, and do choose a sunny day... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
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| Near Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5PB, England
+44 1242 602398
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Reviewed 27 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

1  Thank northwoodsbill_12
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...More

Thank jeffbanksUk
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!

1  Thank MrsFaber
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...More

Thank DaveFSurbiton
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank Alan T
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...More

Thank Daz6680
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank nevertoolate57
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Spent ages here - not as immediately impressive as Tintern but a gem of extensive ruins. Do get the audio guide as it's brilliantly done and brings the whole experience to life. It's the kind of place that you just need to sit and imagine...More

1  Thank 161dilysj
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This abbey would have been as wonderful as Westminster Abbey in its heyday and a little imagination will bring it back to life for visitors. The audioguide is brilliant at helping recreate the scene for young and old.

Thank prisbishop67
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Very helpful staff. Be sure to get the audio guide as this adds to the overall presentation. Picturesque and fascinating history.

Thank Megan S
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Se K
How long should we allow to tour the Hailes abbey?
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