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Cleeve Abbey

Cleeve Abbey Abbey Road, Washford, Watchet TA23 0PS, England
+44 1984 640377
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If you are in Somerset and near to Wasford a visit to Cleeve Abbey is a must, situated in a lovely... read more

Reviewed today
nice bit of history

spent a couple of hours exploring cleeve abbey well preserved and gave you a good insight to abbey... read more

Reviewed 2 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 today

If you are in Somerset and near to Wasford a visit to Cleeve Abbey is a must, situated in a lovely area it is a tranquil stie with some restored parts of the abbey and some ruins, overall a good day out with lots of...More

Thank Freeman123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

spent a couple of hours exploring cleeve abbey well preserved and gave you a good insight to abbey life in the days.the guide in the shop was very informative.

Thank matt16coopers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Cleeve abbey. Wonderful piece of history. Architecture amazing. The tiled pavement was really well preserved and the paintings on the walls amazing. The roof in the refectory was beyond amazing... an absolute breathtaking must see.

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How refreshing to find a historic building as interesting as this one which allows one to take ones four legged friends around. Helpful staff were on hand to explain the important features of the property. A chance visit on our journey home revealed a real...More

Thank Beechwood24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting old abbey, but did not take long to look around. A little pricey about £12 for 2 people, but okay.

Thank DSharon69
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This place really brings the story of life in the abbey to life. We chanced upon this treasure and it truly was value for money. There are some very fascinating artefacts on display. Very worthwhile. Also dog friendly in the grounds.

Thank FennJR
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Caught the steam train from Minehead and visited the Abbey which is a10 min walk from Washford Station. You get a special reduced entry fee if you have a rail ticket which is worth knowing. The Abbey is bigger than it looks from the road...More

Thank dr7575
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Whilst this abbey lacks the 'romantic church ruins' that you find at Fountains or Rievaulx it more than makes up for this with the relatively complete set of ancillary buildings that offers a glimpse into the domestic set up. It's remarkably preserved (it was a...More

Thank Philip_Marsh
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Visited this interesting abbey on a lovely day in May. I did not expect so many buildings to be intact. The history is fascinating and the information boards are clear and very informative. The pavement area has been carefully conserved in a separate building. There...More

Thank _angela_bullock
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

When I visited this remanent of monastic England there was only one other person present. The abbey is a place of peace and tranquility; which resonates with the timeless echoes of the Cistercian Monks that worked and worshipped together. Following the dissolution of the Monestries...More

Thank willowgroves
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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
14 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.