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Cleeve Abbey

Cleeve Abbey Abbey Road, Washford, Watchet TA23 0PS, England
+44 1984 640377
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The lady who worked behind reception Theresa Pratt was lovely and she explained all about the abbey... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
Built in 1198. Don't miss it.

Enter through a large gatehouse, which is very impressive. Although the church was virtually... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 the floor of an earlier refectory. An exhibition and touch screen virtual tour tell the story of abbey life and a story bag is an ideal way for families to explore the site. Child friendly and dog friendly.
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Cleeve Abbey Abbey Road, Washford, Watchet TA23 0PS, England
+44 1984 640377
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lady who worked behind reception Theresa Pratt was lovely and she explained all about the abbey and even helped us become english heritage members.

Thank 17kellasj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enter through a large gatehouse, which is very impressive. Although the church was virtually destroyed, many of the cloister buildings are in amazing shape. The dormitory and refectory are almost complete. Many of the rooms still have traces of the original decorations. It was used...More

Thank Owenthomas
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We came here to see the Abbey as our son is doing an EPQ on the Dissolution of the Monasteries. What a find , it was great, lots of information, lots of original rooms and parts to the abbey, magnificent preserved floor, and fantastic very...More

Thank JBlargo
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Ticket office was in the small shop. I saw a freezer with ice creams and some picnic tables outside but no cafe. Internal rooms, out buildings and grounds were great to explore. We didn't buy a book and just used the information boards, which were...More

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Cleeve Abbey is the only one in the UK that has preserved most of its buildings intact. Only its church was destroyed in that gross act of vandalism that followed Henry VII's Act of Dissolution. Thank goodness so much of Cleeve has survived because it...More

Thank V581ZSdonb
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We just found this as it was near to where we were staying and it was a very nice almost intact building as it was when it was in use the only missing part was their church but you can really imagine what life was...More

Thank Deborahlouise9
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We're English Heritage members so popped by while we were passing this way. To be clear, this is a really well maintained and cared for property; and it's very interesting to walk around and explore. There are a good number of rooms and some interesting...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Another excellent English Heritage property, as always well maintained. The entrance is just the beginning and it just keeps getting better. All the displays inside are well signed and informative. There are also a number of information signs around the site. As another reviewer stated...More

Thank tashismee
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We came to this English Heritage site on a lovely sunny afternoon, and were welcomed by a friendly and knowledgeable gentleman who told us what to look for and where to go, as there is a lot to see and it's easy to miss out...More

Thank Rosy J
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Visited Cleeve Abbey whilst on holiday in the area. It is a very interesting place with lots to see. It's amazing how these places were built considering it was all done by hand and the details in some of the woodwork and stone work is...More

Thank trek98
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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
anne h
14 May 2017|
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Response from terence047 | Reviewed this property |
Completely flat.