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Cleeve Abbey

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Amazing, beat all expectations

We visited Cleeve Abbey whilst in the area, not really knowing much about it. Absolutely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tyne and wear
Great and peaceful day out

A must for all the family. Very interesting site, stunning grounds and a place I have frequently... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Braunton, United Kingdom
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Boasting the most impressively complete and unaltered set of monastic cloister buildings in England. Standing roofed and two storeys high, they include the gatehouse, the 15h century refectory with its glorious angel rood; unusual painted chamberand...more
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Cleeve Abbey Abbey Road, Washford, Watchet TA23 0PS, England
+44 1984 640377
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All reviews english heritage information boards floor tiles small shop across the road wall paintings well worth a visit henry viii guide book monastic life carved angels painted chamber wonderful piece of history under cover virtual tour peace and tranquility new building
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Cleeve Abbey whilst in the area, not really knowing much about it. Absolutely breathtaking. The majority of the abbey is still in tact or has been restored, giving a great sense of what life would be like. Very informative, plenty of information all...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A must for all the family. Very interesting site, stunning grounds and a place I have frequently visited on stays in Somerset. Loved by all the family.

Thank EX33Sharon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wealth of history, stories, architecture. Walk in the footsteps of the Abbey Monks and get a feel of how things changed across the centuries.

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cleeve Abbey is like a deep study in period history. It's set up as a vastly educational as well as interesting experience. The English heritage woman attendant on duty was informed, ever so bright, totally generous with delightful tidbits and earnest interactive discussion. (EH membership's...More

Thank preglad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was very interesting much more to look round than I had anticipated. Well worth a visit. You can even catch the little steam train to Washford to visit it. Judy

Thank Judith T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice historic place to visit. Peaceful surrounding, very clean and tidy. Reasonable price. Worth a visit.

Thank BuilthFoodie
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

As we are members of English Heritage a visit to this site is worth a quick visit. Having visited several such places this one has several interesting features. There are the usual information boards with reconstruction pictures to give a good idea of what each...More

Thank Mjvhav
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Hidden in the tranquil backwaters not far off the A39 this is a splendidly spiritual reminder of why this site was chosen for an abbey. Delightfully presented insight into religious history. Popular for wedding ceremonies too. Educational and relaxing cultural experience for all the family.

Thank Squawk66
Reviewed 26 August 2018

a fantastic abbey full of history and part of English Heritage it was nice to turn back the clock in this quiet location the abbey and grounds are stunning and steeped in history well worth a visit

Thank N6665SCdavidb
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We spent a couple of hours here last week. Both of our children loved dressing up in the monk's robes and creating their own tile pavements. We were particularly appreciative of the lady we met in the tiled area who answered our children's questions, and...More

Thank Andrew H
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Hannah B
7 January 2018|
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Response from Gryke | Reviewed this property |
You could easily drive from London, visit Cleeve Abbey and return home in one day. However, in my opinion it would be rather tiring! Otherwise take Jean's advice.
Nicky T
14 June 2017|
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Response from FennJR | Reviewed this property |
We were allowed the dog in the grounds but not in the buildings.
Trish V
15 May 2017|
Response from willowgroves | Reviewed this property |
If you are interested in the architecture and history of the abbey I would suggest probably 45 - 60 minutes inside and maybe 30 - 45 minutes walking around the exterior and looking in the shop. Cleve Abbey is not a large... More