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Whalley Abbey

The Sands, Whalley, Clitheroe, England
+44 1254 828400
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Interesting ruins in delightful location

Situated beside the River Ribble Whalley Abbey is great for the imagination - it must have been a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
robinhenshaw
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
Magical

I have always loved history. Driving into Whalley you quickly become aware that this is a special... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan T
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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The Sands, Whalley, Clitheroe, England
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+44 1254 828400
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"well worth a visit"
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"information boards"
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"lovely place"
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"interesting visit"
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"henry viii"
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"lovely coffee shop"
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"small charge"
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"banks of the river"
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"guide leaflet"
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"impressive ruins"
in 3 reviews
"the main street"
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"nice walk"
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"lovely garden"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Situated beside the River Ribble Whalley Abbey is great for the imagination - it must have been a bustling place 500 years ago! Nice to have a tearoom near the abbey ruins.

Thank robinhenshaw
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always loved history. Driving into Whalley you quickly become aware that this is a special place. The Abbey grounds are very peaceful which is not surprising as this has been a place of prayer for 700 years. Using the guide available at Reception...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a walk around here with family,some very interesting features,could possibly be better advertised for people coming from outside the area.Beautiful surroundings and the cafe was very nice.

Thank rosemariecampion
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been regular visitors to the abbey and the cafe and today decided to visit with our dog, assuming the grounds were dog friendly. When getting out of the car we were accosted by a rude woman at the gatehouse who said that dogs...More

Thank Shona G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The site and ruins was larger than expected and the remains were interesting to wander around and look at. It was a bit confusing as to whether there was a fee to enter or not. Could have been better with a few information boards displaying...More

Thank Alderado
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had thought this was a free place to look round but found out on arrival its £2 adult and £1.25 for senior citizen.I didnt mind really we had a nice afternoon .however it did seem after we had payed the hut closed and you...More

Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely gardens, abbey ruins by the river, and quiet cafe - in the middle of Whalley village: a spiritual oasis. Spend some time here and refresh.

Thank Gillian J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful corner of Whalley midst the old Abbey ruins. Lovely coffee shop serving meals at very reasonable prices. Beautiful well kept grounds and lovely rooms available if staying overnight.

Thank candam
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the Abbey ruins in Whalley on 7th June. The weather was perfect and we really enjoyed chatting to staff who were very informative. I should have remembered my camera but didn't, so unfortunately only my memories. We were really excited about the Abbey...More

Thank AnthonywNorth
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Lovely place to mooch around - far bigger than we expected. The staff were welcoming and very friendly. The only downside was that some of the signs were so faded it was difficult to read them but nevertheless we were grateful that the signs were...More

Thank Iggy350
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Jo L
31 December 2016|
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Response from SUE W | Reviewed this property |
Depending on your age & fitness level & you knew the quickest route certainly less than 10 minutes. You need to ask for Broad Lane, or from train station cross the road, at the end of Broad Lane, turn left & your walking... More
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albert p
13 August 2015|
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Response from Missyxxx | Reviewed this property |
It was free to look round outside but a very small charge to go inside the building like £2 or £3 it doesn't say on the website so do call 😀
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albert p
13 August 2015|
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Response from daisy m | Reviewed this property |
I`m not sure, as the day we went the cafe was undergoing renovations, so closed. There was no one around to pay so we just wandered round the gardens for a short while before going into Whalley to find tea rooms and loos... More
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