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the abbey is mostly a complete ruin, it was dismantled during the years of the persecution, its a... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Stanley C
United Kingdom
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There is not much to see at Basingwerk - some of the ruin is more extensive than others. For a... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
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Greenfield Road, Holywell CH8 7GH, Wales
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

the abbey is mostly a complete ruin, it was dismantled during the years of the persecution, its a free entry site but out in the open

Thank Stanley C
Reviewed 29 June 2018

There is not much to see at Basingwerk - some of the ruin is more extensive than others. For a Cisterian Abbey it must have been a small one. The guide book was very reasonably priced at £2.50.

Thank RobB1242
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This ancient abbey was one visited by King Henry V and others. It is in a beautiful setting and has a very well designed museum and cafe on site. Can be reached easily by car or a beautiful footpath from the centre of Holywell.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Found this place by accident while looking for a railway walk. Small abbey on a pilgrims walk. Could do with some more information boards. There are toilets in a visitor centre for the adjacent attraction.

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Quiet place , great for photography picnics, walking around , cafe nearby, wheelchairs could go on grass if grounds are dry ,

Thank Kerry H
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

A short visit at the start of a long walk. Has a free car park below it! Very interesting especially when accompanied with guide book which can be bought at the museum gift shop right beside the abbey. Some lovely views from the ruins but...More

Thank NealM420
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The remains of the abbey are quiet stunning and are set off the road so the place is wonderfully peaceful. there is a small cafe right next door that does great food (the breakfast is recommended)

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

A great religious site with some fine standing walls and surrounded by more industrial remains. There is also a farm park for the younger visitor.

Thank 589Richard
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Ruins of a 12th century abbey close to the St Winifrids well pilgrimage. Very interesting and it is definitely worth a visit.

Thank DavidTBSC
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Very interesting and photogenic Abbey ruins, very much enjoyed our visit. However, we agreed that the Abbey would greatly benefit from more on site information so that visitors could more easily orientate themselves.

Thank Roger F
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