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Buildwas Abbey

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I took my wife and grandson there as it is quite local to where I live. It is a a good example of... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Telford, United Kingdom

There is a lovely sense of peace & tranquility here. This is the only Daughter House to Barrow in... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Telford, United Kingdom
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Much Wenlock Road A4169 | Near Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7BW, England
+44 1952 433274
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buildwas Abbey is just to the left of the road from Much Wenlock to Telford and Ironbridge shortly before the bridge across the River Severn. The site is very peaceful and secluded and the abbey ruins are beautiful, but the charge to visit is excessive...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PeteWLaw
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Having just visited Wenlock Priory we then visited here with it being less than 3 miles away.. This is a small Abbey but don’t let that that put you off.. Walking around this ruin was really interesting. Again there is some great detail and some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RobinWilliamson
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Well laid out site although it might be a bit restricted for wheelchair users. Nice architecture to be seen. Not a big site.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bobby-kinsuk
Reviewed 18 September 2018

I took my wife and grandson there as it is quite local to where I live. It is a a good example of Norman architecture. It is not a large site but well worth a visit. The staff are most welcoming.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank walljohn99
Reviewed 9 September 2018

These ruins boast a peaceful, wooded setting. They're not particularly extensive but what there is to see is definitely worth exploring. In the debit column, we found the lack of interpretation rather frustrating. Not everybody wants to spend £3 on a printed guide! A trip...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

It would be very easy to miss this site with so many other things to see in the area, but it is absolutely worth your time for a visit especially if you have a love of Abbeys. The site is beautifully presented and has some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tikitoura
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Like several other reviewers we were disappointed by the information available at what is quite interesting site I cannot understand why English Heritage have not provided their usual signage and explanation boards, as they do at other sites? I would have been even more upset...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank colina919
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Lovely place for a walk around but an hour at the most is needed there as obviously it’s a ruin! However it’s very impressive and so e lovely photo opportunities.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank HonourShropshire
Reviewed 17 August 2018

There is a lovely sense of peace & tranquility here. This is the only Daughter House to Barrow in Furness Abbey (where we lived for a few years) & nothing to do with the Abbey in nearby Much Welock. Take a picnic & enjoy the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ProspectGuestHouse
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

You could easily pass this site, notice the sign for the Abbey, but expect it to be small and insignificant. You would be wrong. The still standing buildings are extremely impressive in scale if not necessarily in detail. Well worth a stop. Easy parking and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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