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Hailes Abbey

| Near Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5PB, England
+44 1242 602398
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Such a peaceful setting

Being a member of English Heritage we are interested in visiting sites of interest and found Hailes... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Janet H
Worcester, United Kingdom
A typical ruined abbey

Spoilt for choice in our native Yorkshire, this abbey offered an explanation of abbey life, why it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
steven w
Leeds, United Kingdom
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| Near Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5PB, England
+44 1242 602398
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Being a member of English Heritage we are interested in visiting sites of interest and found Hailes Abbey to be worth going to see. The site is set in glorious countryside and must have been a super building in its time. We especially liked the...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Spoilt for choice in our native Yorkshire, this abbey offered an explanation of abbey life, why it was built and by whom. The audio guide was a big help here and made the visit worthwhile really, otherwise it would have mostly been a stroll around...More

Thank steven w
Reviewed 1 week ago

I object to paying to visit an attraction when there is so little to see. Hales Abbey falls into this category. Fortunately, I visited the church across the road and could see clearly, that little remained of the original Abbey. A walk into the field...More

Thank jrdo5959
Reviewed 12 June 2017 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 8 June 2017

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
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Se K
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