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A pleasant walk in the sushine.

We had not visited Roche Abbey for quite a long time and, because it was a lovely, sunny day, my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John W
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Roche abbey, Maltby

called in on a lovely sunny morning not knowing what to expect. we parked the car up and walked... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
neil c
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Set in a peaceful and picturesque wooded valley, Roche Abbey was founded in 1147, with stonework dating back to around the 1180's. Thanks to Capability Brown who landscaped the area in the 18th Century, we now boast the most complete foundations of...more
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| South of Maltby, Rotherham S66 8NW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not visited Roche Abbey for quite a long time and, because it was a lovely, sunny day, my wife and I decided to walk there along a public footpath. Starting at Brookhouse we followed the freight, railway line for about a mile then...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

called in on a lovely sunny morning not knowing what to expect. we parked the car up and walked towards the abbey which did look in remarkable condition. the abbey was closed that day so we went on an exploratory walk which lead round the...More

Thank neil c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very polite and welcoming staff on arrival. We took a picnic on a fine day and had a lovely three hours or so looking at the abbey, and enjoying the surroundings and capability Brown Landscape. I bought a guide book which is excellent value at...More

Thank hepworthjames
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never realised this was close to where I live, visited with a friend went on a lovely walk on the grounds, glad it’s been looked after and funded! Only little negative point is the parking a not the best but Worth a visit! Excellent piece...More

Thank emilybbb123
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The approach from the main road is a bit weird. A single track cobbled slope snaking it's way down to an unmarked car park and if you go through the gates there is a further car park right next to the entrance building but it's...More

Thank andy s
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We are lucky enough to live nearby to Roche Abbey and so visit quite often, however not to go into the actual ruins but to walk around the outside of it and in the wooded areas surrounding. There is car parking facilities onsite but the...More

Thank mummyedwards
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We knew that the Abbey was closed but decided to go anyway to see the waterfall.The public foot path gives a good view of the Abbey if you are not too bothered about standing in the ruins themselves.The walk to the waterfall was lovely. As...More

Thank gdr2342016
Reviewed 28 May 2018

I visited Roche Abbey with my local walking group and stayed around the abbey taking photograph's and sketching the ruins. Nigel the guide was great and gave me a guided tour and explained the history of the place. The lady in the visitor's centre was...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Stunning place,blew me away. Sadly lacking information boards so they try to persuade you to buy a guide book. Dont bother. Just go,be, and enjoy. Far from the concourse of man.

Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Peaceful place to walk, with well kept paths. Most people should be able to negotiate the paths on this site.

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1 July 2018|
Response from lindashaw965 | Reviewed this property |
I haven’t a clue. I would ask at the entrance.
15 September 2017|
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Response from Andrew J | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's approx 13 miles away from Doncaster town centre
Marie p
23 April 2017|
Response from Kate007Cheshire | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am afraid I don't know. You can walk round the outside as there are miles and miles of fields but am not sure about in the grounds