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Address: | South of Maltby, Rotherham S66 8NW, England
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+44 1709 812739
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Set in a peaceful and picturesque wooded valley, Roche Abbey was founded in...

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 any Cistercian monestary in the country. Although most of the excavated ruins are low lying, the transcepts still stand to their original height.

Roche Abbey is closed during the winter months, re opening again March 2015. The woodland walks around the area are accessible and parking is still available.

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Roche abbey

My daughter was learning about the tudors so i thought it would be a good place to learn about the dissolution of the monasatries. Nice walk round with the hound. Very pretty... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Tracy C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter was learning about the tudors so i thought it would be a good place to learn about the dissolution of the monasatries. Nice walk round with the hound. Very pretty valley. Nice to come back as i lived near there as a child 😀

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Thank Tracy C
Cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This is a place I have visited many times in my life. As a child it used to fascinate me. All the history surrounding the Abbey. Even today I can imagine the monks walking through the gates and in the grounds surrounding the area. It is a beautiful place in the summer to take curious minds.

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Thank Kate007Cheshire
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We have been going here for years both with our children as youngsters and on our own as they have grown up and left. It is a great to see the old ruins, and you can have a good walk around. A bit difficult to get to, but worth the visit. You can read about the history of the ruins.

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Thank mariab532016
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Set in quaint surroundings, the ruins of Roche Abbey, which are seriously ruins, create an interesting spectacle. The history of the place makes it worthwhile, and the walks around the area are excellent.

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Thank KevinSadler2364
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the abbey Very nice ruins Very bumpy road to get there Also very thin which makes it hard for two cars to pass

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Kampot, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I first went to Roche Abbey as a child when visiting my Grandparents. Very little has changed since then, there are now information boards around which were not there before so at least information is available about the history of the Abbey.

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Thank Ian R
england essex
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I stopped here on my journey to Yorkshire as a pit stop and also I'm into photography so thought it would be a nice stop to take some pictures. It was good for taking photos and I have some lovely shots. I do feel it was very expensive for what it was. I was expecting more for my money really.

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Thank lozzy167
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend came here to get some photos for an architectural project once a year ago and ended up loving the place. We enjoy visiting in the autumn winter now and just walking around the boundaries of the abbey because it is a beautiful; calm place to visit whilst the leaves are on the ground and it's chilly.... More 

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Thank CBurke791
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My partner and I enjoy historic buildings. Expensive for what is on offer. We saw two information boards, eventually. One was outside the perimeter fence, on the public path. The other was very poorly placed and we only spotted when leaving the site. Plenty of weeds growing from the remaining walls. Car park is very small.

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Thank peter s
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lovely place to walk the dog in the grounds and woods round the abbey. Interesting place of historical history, very good ruins that are well kept

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