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Address: Cranham, Gloucester GL4 8EX, England
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+44 1452 812455

Prinknash Abbey is a monastic community of men, who live in the spirit of...

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.

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A place for peaceful thought and contemplation.

Next to the main carpark is the café and gift shop and just a few minutes walk down the hill is the Monastery gardens and access to the Bird and Deer wildlife park. However, the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove right up to the Abbey, saw a monk walking through the fields. Went into the chapel then went down to the shop/tea rooms

Thank happylady02
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my group to this place last year for a look round. When we arrived the restaurant had not received our booking, so I expected them to turn us away. But no, they offfered to set up a side room for all 35 of us and took our orders, preparing our food and called us back 30mins later and... More 

Thank wevvap
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day spent with the family ! Recommend for all ages looking for a nice day out spent with the family

Thank Joe G
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A most delightful cream tea, choice of scones, cream butter and jam. The scones were served warm. Nice size pot of tea and no problem topping it up. Order and served to your table. Choice of seating arrangements traditional or cosy chairs with low tables. Staff could not have been more friendly. Excellent parking also good disabled spaces. Nice to... More 

1 Thank floridaorange
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Next to the main carpark is the café and gift shop and just a few minutes walk down the hill is the Monastery gardens and access to the Bird and Deer wildlife park. However, the actual Abbey is an additional two minutes drive further up the road. Or alternatively about 10 to 15 minutes walk, which provides an excellent opportunity... More 

1 Thank filthurlow
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42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The previous reviewer has summed it up well. You can only visit the chapel but that does give an insight into monastic life with the seats for the laity separate from the main part of the chapel. The walls have a 12 stations of the cross mural and you can attend vespers at 6pm. So you could time your visit... More 

Thank Mike E
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Don't be fooled, you cannot visit the Abbey any more. You can look into the chapel for a quiet few minutes, or join the monks for one of their services, but that's it. Gone is the abbey and the pottery! - Maybe I am showing my age. The site now consist of the Prinknash Abbey Park, with walks and lovely... More 

1 Thank michael o
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This Building has so much History not just as an ancient Monastrey going back hundreds of years but a link in the English Civil war, find the carving of a Cavilier head on the window stone mullion and the secret priest hole a jem of a place set on the beautiful cotswold escarpment very close to the famous Cotswold Way... More 

Thank robin h
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We visited on a dull February day. The cafe was warm and had a variety of hot snacks and cakes. The shop had some wonderful cards and souvenirs. We visited the walled garden which is being renovated. It'll be glorious in Spring. It's quite small but you are free to wander. Kids will like the chickens and the new newt... More 

1 Thank Rachel H
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134 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Lovely scenery on the downhill approach to the car park. Plenty of parking in wide marked spaces. The tea room is very nice and roomy and serves a nice selection of light lunches, sandwiches and cakes and good tea and coffees. We had bacon baps which were excellent with plenty of good quality bacon. Pleasant serving staff. Lovely walk round... More 

1 Thank charles005

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