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Tranquil and picturesque picnic place!

I visited the abbey with my new girlfriend as a place for a romantic and peaceful picnic and it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Warren A
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Another reformation victim

This ruin is set off the road, you have to go down a mostly single lane road, some cobbled, to get... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dave b
Dunfermline, 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 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Roche Abbey after seeing it mentioned in the museum at Clifton Park. Walked round the outside of the fenced area being able to see the ruins without paying. Which for our visit was a blessing and children were climbing on the ruins and having...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They are what it says they are. A beautiful quiet area out the way, nicely kept grounds and easy accessed. The staff was helpful and pointed out a nice woodland walk follows around it also which includes a small man made waterfall

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the abbey with my new girlfriend as a place for a romantic and peaceful picnic and it certainly did not disappoint. It wasn’t too busy but not quiet either, just right. Nice little shop with the usual goodies and toilet and the staff...More

Thank Warren A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Roche Abbey is a spectacular ruin and a lovely spot for a walk and I found it difficult to rate more highly based on the lack of decent parking and the lack of services. If you love quiet walks the are fairly taxing you can...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This ruin is set off the road, you have to go down a mostly single lane road, some cobbled, to get there. You will come to a car park, if you go left there is another one at the ticket office. Toilets and drinks available....More

Thank Dave b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have not visited Roche Abbey for around 30 years even though it is on our doorstep. On the day of our visit it was sunny and warm. We were greeted by the English Heritage representative on arrival and offered a variety of guides etc....More

Thank nbroxholme
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We visited on a sunny day and were met by the impressive site of the abbey gatehouse with its awe-inspiring ceiling. After looking around the abbey gatehouse, we went in to the visitor entrance and was given a mini introduction to the abbey by the...More

Thank milnealison6cows2018
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Roche Abbey is one of those places I could never tire of visiting. Set in a picturesque valley, it's off the beaten track, a few miles from Rotherham and you do have to negotiate a cobbled road down to the car park, but it's worthwhile...More

Thank Philmex1
Reviewed 2 July 2018

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

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 20 June 2018

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
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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