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A delightful Benedictine House

Old world charm with a monastic character that hasn't changed in 1500 years. St. Benedict's legacy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Peaceful retreat

The views towards the Malvern hills are amazing, although you cant go into the Monastry itself... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lorna Jane G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Prinknash Abbey is a monastic community of men, who live in the spirit of the Rule of Saint Benedict, in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Cranham, Gloucester GL4 8EX, England
+44 1452 812066
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Reviewed today via mobile

Not having been to the cafe for some time, we were looking forward to a quiet lunch. According to their web, Monday is the quietest day of the week.In fact, it was very busy and a large group had been booked which arrived just before...More

Thank Brian29CheltenhamSpa
Reviewed 2 days ago

Old world charm with a monastic character that hasn't changed in 1500 years. St. Benedict's legacy is very much alive in the cotswolds. A joy to visit if you crave peace and quiet from the modern world.

Thank 1967Grant
Reviewed 3 days ago

The views towards the Malvern hills are amazing, although you cant go into the Monastry itself there is a beautiful chapel to visit, and it was great to see one of the monks come out to ring the bell for prayers.

Thank Lorna Jane G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely monastery between Cheltenham and Stroud. Extensive grounds, lovely tea room and inexpensive too! Quite religious but no overpowering. Well worth a visit!

Thank 99PSB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited the abbey several times over the years but was unable to take a look inside because it's off limits to the public. One can visit the church at certain times, but the public don't have open access to the house or grounds, which...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Nice views. Long walk to Chapel but wort it. Cafe very good shop very very small. Good free car park.

Thank volvos80
Reviewed 10 April 2018

The murals inside are reminiscent of Jean Cocteau's work in London's Notre Dame. A small, but restful place. The scent of incense added to the spiritual appeal.

Thank Kelly N
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We visited the old original abbey. This lays right at the end of the long lane, way past the gift shop and the more modern building that is no longer used by the monks. The original abbey is so spiritual and moving, set high in...More

Thank Janice C
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We visited on a cold and grey winter's day so not the best time to view the place, It did seem to make the grey building very austere and uninviting. The setting is stunning and well worth walking up the driveway from the car park...More

1  Thank Greecophile
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Great walk from the main car park up,to the Monastry and. Havel, unfortunately not able to go into the monetary as it is a working place. The chapel however is open to the public and well,worth the walk.

Thank Karen W
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1 June 2018|
Response from Janice C | Reviewed this property |
They are not; The bells have been sold by the monks!
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Response from floridaorange | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay in answering but I have just found your query. I have a walking disability and am able to walk around the garden, however it is not flat, its slopes in places and a wheel chair would take some pushing back up... More