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Roche Abbey

| South of Maltby, Rotherham S66 8NW, England
+44 1709 812739
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My wife and I had spent a few days in Rotherham for a break. On the day we were coming home we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Oldham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely place!

I happened to drive past this abbey whilst on a break away and decided to check it out! The drive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emma W
Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Set in a peaceful and picturesque wooded valley, Roche Abbey was founded in 1147, with stonework dating back to around the 1180's. Thanks to Capability Brown who landscaped the area in the 18th Century, we now boast the most complete foundations of any Cistercian monestary in the country. Although most of the excavated ruins are low lying, the transcepts still stand to their original height. Roche Abbey is closed during the winter months, re opening again March 2015. The woodland walks around the area are accessible and parking is still available.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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| South of Maltby, Rotherham S66 8NW, England
+44 1709 812739
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had spent a few days in Rotherham for a break. On the day we were coming home we asked the satnav for suggestions and it came up with Roche Abbey. It was only 5 miles away so we gave it a...More

Thank alex_uns
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I happened to drive past this abbey whilst on a break away and decided to check it out! The drive down to the Abbey and car park was narrow and I did wonder if I was on the right track! I was greeted on arrival...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This well kept English Heritage dire is one of the most peaceful places to visit. It can be Seen from the road but to stand amongst the ruins of this once working Abbey is a must. The layout is well described. It is not hard...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite hard to find and not very well known about this is one of the smaller yorkshire abbeys that went the way of many abbeys under henry Viii. Very pretty area and lots of free backberries around the abbey in fact you dont need to...More

Thank Peter e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away down in a valley is this piece of peace. Beautifully situated away from the world, it's easy to see why the Monks chose here for there retreat. Marvellous.

Thank dick h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this as part of a day trip and stayed for about an hour and half. The site was interesting, however, I felt it would benefit from a few more information signs up as I don't really like to pay for a site guide...More

Thank travelcat1990
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to take Stanley here for a picnic. It is quite off the beaten track and very surprising. It is well maintained and the ruins are substantial. The English Heritage operative was very helpful and the shop is well stocked with the usual goods. I...More

Thank Geoff P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well maintained site with a beautiful ruin that has a lot more brickwork remaining than you first expect. It has a nice stream running through it and a small shop with toilets and coffee machine. The site manager was friendly and parking...More

Thank Tom O
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The Abbey is down a long cobbled track. There are a few passing points for cars. The Abbey is lovely for a wander around as are the ruins with the stream running through. There is a small shop serving hot drinks. Worth a visit if...More

Thank LauraNottingham
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The abbey is located down a cobbled path. Thecruins are nice to walk around and take in the history of the place.

Thank Aussie2406
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15 September 2017|
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Response from Andrew J | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's approx 13 miles away from Doncaster town centre
Marie p
23 April 2017|
Response from Kate007Cheshire | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am afraid I don't know. You can walk round the outside as there are miles and miles of fields but am not sure about in the grounds

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