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Great welcome from Steve who was in charge. Very friendly and helpful man, just right for the job. There is a small shop area with a good variety of things to buy. Recommend the onion marmalade. Interesting area with rescued artefacts and very well documented....More
We met some friends here to visit the site but also to have a combined picnic it was such a wonderful revelation the history of the site is very well presented in the small museum and the very useful interpretation boards which gave a good...More
We didn’t expect much from what is described as “a pile of rocks”. But the manager Steve and the audio guide brought the place to life. Compared to many abbeys from that era, there isn’t much left. Especially compared to places like Fountains. But there...More
There are sufficient standing structures to make these ruins of a medieval monastery interesting. An hour or so can easily be spent wandering around, with or without the rather verbose audio aid, though it does help in imagining the life of the monks. The museum...More
We are currently visiting the Cotswolds with our two elderly dogs and found this place on a "dog-friendly" website. We have previously wary of visiting national Trust properties because in general they are not dog-friendly, however since this place is managed by the excellent English...More
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Steve H, Manager at Hailes Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018
We are so pleased you all enjoyed your visit
Steve Site Manager
An important and interesting site in the Cotswolds. Walkable from the steam rail station, though not signposted immediately. There is a small map in the station shelter which may help. There are outdoor ruins plus an interesting museum and another exhibit on masonry/carvings. Free for...More
Our third day in the Cotswolds found us visiting Hailes Abbey located two miles northeast of Winchcombe. The site is the ruin of an 11th Century Cistercian Monastery. Whilst the site is owned by the National Trust (and entrance for NT members is free) the...More
Not really. In order to keep doing our essential heritage conservation work, both at Hailes Abbey and at other English Heritage sites, we charge an admission fee at Hailes Abbey. Members of English Heritage and, at this... More
Not really. In order to keep doing our essential heritage conservation work, both at Hailes Abbey and at other English Heritage sites, we charge an admission fee at Hailes Abbey. Members of English Heritage and, at this site, the National Trust, can gain free entry. All others must pay the admission fee and visit between our daily opening times in July and August of 10am till 6.00pm. From September until 4 November we will e open daily between 10am and 5.00pm. Last visitor admissions are 30 mins before these closing times. We accept no liability should any person access the site after hours when it is closed and locked and we would respectfully ask that people visit only when we are open and when you can help us look after precious sites like Hailes. We look forward to seeing you during our opening hours.