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'Tis an Abbey

It's not Tintern Abbey. Not so much to see here - much of it nicked for building work and filling... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Neil B
An enjoyable visit

We spent an interesting morning at the remote site of Hailes Abbey. We found the audio handsets... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Nailsworth, United Kingdom
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Grade 1 Scheduled National Monument. Site is owned by the National Trust but wholly financed, managed and maintained by English Heritage. Both Memberships gain you FREE entry.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Hailes Abbey Cotswold Way | Near Winchcombe, Hailes, Cheltenham GL54 5PB, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our B&B hosts highly recommended we visit here - and what a treat! About the only thing odd was how difficult it was to find. The signage was not the best. However, once there, you enter a small visitor center that also has a nice...More

Thank pasowine
Steve H, Manager at Hailes Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit to our wonderful Abbey ruin

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not Tintern Abbey. Not so much to see here - much of it nicked for building work and filling in moats. After many abbeys, it's just another ruin.

Thank Neil B
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Very enjoyable visit and excellent staff too. Would recommend. A little on the pricey side perhaps, but worthwhile if it keeps the site maintained and discourages those “jump on the bandwagon” visitors who aren’t actually interested and just get in the way of those who...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We spent an interesting morning at the remote site of Hailes Abbey. We found the audio handsets indispensable as the information boards contained only limited detail. There were few other visitors when we went, so it was very comfortable, and the setting is tranquil and...More

Thank Rocko1947
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Really interesting place to visit, lots of picturesque ruins to wander around. The guidebook is recommended - and very informative. The small museum attached has some lovely artefacts. We had a coffee in the grounds and enjoyed the sunshine too!

Thank E B
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Expected to spend only a short time here, but ended up spending almost 2 hours. They provide a audio tour that is very good. The museum portion is small but interesting.

Thank sy1950
Reviewed 25 September 2018

It's been a while since I walked this way. But! Well worth a look off the beaten track to huddle a little local history. Don't just take my word. Pop in.

Thank bryanedwin
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Ok place, price a bit steep as it’s prob only a max of a 90 min visit. Would have rated higher but the admission/reception staff member was quite rude to my Dad. I don’t actually think he meant to be quite so rude but upset...More

Thank Ang W
Reviewed 5 September 2018

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

Thank marg80t
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank colina919
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11 July 2018|
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Response from 990SteveH990 | Property representative |
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
Se K
1 March 2017|
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Response from 990SteveH990 | Property representative |
As long as you like but I agree with others, please take the time to savour the atmosphere and history