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A great artistic treasure

Was so glad I visited this amazing place it’s a true gem of an historic building, the wall... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
60sjim
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London
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Two for one.

Park outside the church and take a look inside and thereafter its a short walk to the entrance to... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was so glad I visited this amazing place it’s a true gem of an historic building, the wall paintings are a true unique experience that have been beautifully restored.

Thank 60sjim
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Park outside the church and take a look inside and thereafter its a short walk to the entrance to Hailes Abbey. Basic inside, although an interesting large window and roof. Historic interest indeed.

Thank 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Hailes Abbey is the big draw - but don't miss this little church. Unassuming from the outside, deceptively simple on the inside. Look closely for the original Roman paintings and symbols on the walls. If you have any imagination at all, this is a wonderful...More

1  Thank P H
Reviewed 12 April 2018

It would be easy to go to the Abbey and not bother with a country church, but you would miss an important reminder of what churches were like pre-Cromwell. The walls have restored Mediaeval paintings, not all sacred. There is a scene of a huntsman...More

2  Thank Samantha T
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We knew the Abbey would be closed but we were more interested in exploring this lovely little 12th Century church. We were the only visitors (accompanied by our 4-legged friend) on a wintry afternoon. Loved the simple festive display in the font as we entered...More

Thank bluelizard
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Just across the road from the far more popular Hailes Abbey, Hailes Church sits by the side of the road waiting for curious visitors, as it has for nearly 1,000 years. The church predates the abbey by a century, and there are lots of great...More

Thank dunadan
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Standing next Hailes Abbey, the tiny church is a visitor attraction in its own right. 100 years older than big brother next door, it's worn a good deal better. Fully intact, with some lovely wall paintings, it's well worth making the effort.

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This is worth 10-15 minutes of your time and a small donation. It has great medieval paintings depicting several saints and a hint scene plus heraldic patterning and individually painted terracotta floor tiles. If you're visiting the Abbey this is a no-brainer (they're independent so...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 20 July 2017

What a little gem. Was absolutely enthralled by the lovely medieval floor tiles and also the wall paintings. So pleased that the church was open to visitors and that it is so well kept. Being next door to Hailes Abbey it really is somewhere one...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Over the road from the abbey lies the lovely little church that is well worth the visit. It was built back in the 1100's and retains much of the character from that time. Inside there are some lovely wall paintings and stained glass. At the...More

Thank steven w
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I do not see opening times for the old church either, but here is a phone number. 01242 602067. 22 hours ago
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Response from menardjayne | Reviewed this property |
I do not see opening times for the old church either, but here is a phone number. 01242 602067.
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