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Hailes Abbey

| Near Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5PB, England
+44 1242 602398
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The audio guide brought it to Life

There are only a few ruins from a once magnificent abbey complex but as you walk around following... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
via mobile

Visited Hailes Abbey (8 June 2017) on the way back from visiting Sudeley Castle. On arrival, we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave A
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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| Near Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5PB, England
+44 1242 602398
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are only a few ruins from a once magnificent abbey complex but as you walk around following the audio guide you can visualise how splendid it was and how the monks lived. We enjoyed our visit but would thoroughly recommend the audio guide and...More

Thank Taraterrific
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Hailes Abbey (8 June 2017) on the way back from visiting Sudeley Castle. On arrival, we paid our £6.20 entrance fee and were then told that the shop and museum were closed until the end-of-June due to refurbishment, so we wouldn't be able to...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Allow about 2 hours (or more if you love Cistercian abbeys); I spent 3 hours there and the museum wasn't even open (undergoing repairs). Warm welcome from the Historic England team, comprehensive audio tour, informative interpretation panels. Take a picnic and enjoy the atmosphere, but...More

Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I thought it was too expensive for what was offered. We were hiking and didn't want to stop for long--but it was interesting to walk around.

Thank Rinny12345
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to visit, we arrived first thing an was greeted by steve who was full of information an passionate about the place. Well worth a visit.

Thank Tracey1169
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Well worth visiting on a day when the weather is good, as it was for us. Only ruins remain of the Abbey, but it is easy to see how it was in its heyday, especially with the excellent information boards. What really brought the place...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We were lucky with the weather and lambs were bouncing in the fields around so we were happy before we went in. Unfortunately the musium section was closed for restoration.but the information boards around the site were very good. Enjoyed the peaceful surroundings.

Thank colaradopam
Reviewed 13 March 2017

In a country setting. Lovely site; interesting little museum & shop - so much history. Fascinating! Very nr. to where I live and such a nice place to take visitors.

Thank CalianaB
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The Abbey ruins are preserved by English Heritage and when we visited recently they were closed for the winter. However, by using adjacent footpaths, it is possible to have an excellent view of the site. Opposite the Abbey is the parish church which is well...More

Thank mjc404
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Fascinating history from 800 years ago.. little gift shop on site.. there is pictures dotted around showing what certain areas would've looked like 'back in the day'. Highly recommend visiting here.

Thank Anon28824
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Se K
How long should we allow to tour the Hailes abbey?
1 March 2017|
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Response from Steve H | Property representative |
As long as you like but I agree with others, please take the time to savour the atmosphere and history