We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hailes Church

Off the B4632 north of Winchcombe, Winchcombe SP049301, England
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Two for one.

Park outside the church and take a look inside and thereafter its a short walk to the entrance to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
,
Bristol, United Kingdom
Stop and look closely - there's so much to see!

Hailes Abbey is the big draw - but don't miss this little church. Unassuming from the outside... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
P H
Read all 30 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good54%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“wall paintings” (12 reviews)
“floor tiles” (3 reviews)
“stained glass” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Off the B4632 north of Winchcombe, Winchcombe SP049301, England
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (30)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"wall paintings"
in 12 reviews
"floor tiles"
in 3 reviews
"stained glass"
in 5 reviews
"ruined abbey"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 2 reviews
"little gem"
in 2 reviews
"chancel"
in 2 reviews
"heraldic"
in 2 reviews
"intact"
in 2 reviews
"visitors"
in 5 reviews
"centuries"
in 2 reviews
"century"
in 2 reviews
"beauty"
in 2 reviews
"donation"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Park outside the church and take a look inside and thereafter its a short walk to the entrance to Hailes Abbey. Basic inside, although an interesting large window and roof. Historic interest indeed.

Thank 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hailes Abbey is the big draw - but don't miss this little church. Unassuming from the outside, deceptively simple on the inside. Look closely for the original Roman paintings and symbols on the walls. If you have any imagination at all, this is a wonderful...More

Thank P H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 April 2018

It would be easy to go to the Abbey and not bother with a country church, but you would miss an important reminder of what churches were like pre-Cromwell. The walls have restored Mediaeval paintings, not all sacred. There is a scene of a huntsman...More

2  Thank Samantha T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We knew the Abbey would be closed but we were more interested in exploring this lovely little 12th Century church. We were the only visitors (accompanied by our 4-legged friend) on a wintry afternoon. Loved the simple festive display in the font as we entered...More

Thank bluelizard
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Just across the road from the far more popular Hailes Abbey, Hailes Church sits by the side of the road waiting for curious visitors, as it has for nearly 1,000 years. The church predates the abbey by a century, and there are lots of great...More

Thank dunadan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Standing next Hailes Abbey, the tiny church is a visitor attraction in its own right. 100 years older than big brother next door, it's worn a good deal better. Fully intact, with some lovely wall paintings, it's well worth making the effort.

Thank KevinSadler2364
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This is worth 10-15 minutes of your time and a small donation. It has great medieval paintings depicting several saints and a hint scene plus heraldic patterning and individually painted terracotta floor tiles. If you're visiting the Abbey this is a no-brainer (they're independent so...More

Thank Dan C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 July 2017

What a little gem. Was absolutely enthralled by the lovely medieval floor tiles and also the wall paintings. So pleased that the church was open to visitors and that it is so well kept. Being next door to Hailes Abbey it really is somewhere one...More

Thank Janet H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Over the road from the abbey lies the lovely little church that is well worth the visit. It was built back in the 1100's and retains much of the character from that time. Inside there are some lovely wall paintings and stained glass. At the...More

Thank steven w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We happened upon this sweet, medieval church as we were walking the Cotswold Way. We loved being able to see this old church and the faded ancient paintings on the walls. We also walked around the abbey ruins. Highly recommend stopping by both of these...More

Thank Michele A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Winchcombe Hotels
The Rising Sun Hotel
714 reviews
2.76 km away
Ellenborough Park
1,510 reviews
4.09 km away
Cotswold Grange Hotel
614 reviews
6.81 km away
No 38 The Park
281 reviews
7.01 km away
Nearby Restaurants
5 North Street
447 reviews
2.05 km away
Rising Sun Hotel Restaurant
268 reviews
2.76 km away
The Royal Oak
362 reviews
3.21 km away
Saffron Lounge
189 reviews
3.86 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sudeley Castle
1,398 reviews
2.38 km away
The Milestone Detox
47 reviews
3.05 km away
Bugatti Trust Visitor Center
16 reviews
3.22 km away
Cleeve Hill Golf Club
48 reviews
4.77 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
roysuge3945
10 May 2016|
Answer
Response from menardjayne | Reviewed this property |
I do not see opening times for the old church either, but here is a phone number. 01242 602067. 22 hours ago
1
Vote
roysuge3945
9 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from menardjayne | Reviewed this property |
I do not see opening times for the old church either, but here is a phone number. 01242 602067.
1
Vote