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Hailes Abbey, Cheltenham

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  • August 12, 2017
    English Heritage have really made this an interesting place to visit, with a lovely little museum, telling the story of the Abbey. Do use one of the Audio guides they really do add a great deal to you...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    I never knew this place existed until I visited the charming village of Winchcombe down the road and a sign suggested that this site was also worth a trip. The remains of this wonderful old Cistercion...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    We visited Hailes Abbey while on holiday in the Cotswolds and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We were greated by Steve, who was such a lovely gentleman and definitely an asset to this place. Not only di...  more »
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  • Not a lot left of what once would have been a very impressive building, but the remains are well cared for and the information boards give a good explanation of its history. Probably not worth making a special trip for, unless you're an abbey ruins completist, but if you're in the area it's definitely worth dropping in. As well as the abbey ruins themselves, take some time to look inside the adjacent Hailes church. It's a gorgeous little building that is well worth a visit in itself.
  • Not a lot left of what would have been a magnificent abbey. A peaceful place for a wander round but not really worth the enterance fee.
  • Watch the route in from the main road, there is a blind crested bridge in the first part and narrow roads thereafter, so drive slowly, we past a few walkers / hiker who could have been taken out if we'ed been driving faster. This is a great site, but you must be away that certain wall ruins have had grass allowed to grow on top to help conserve them, and this can make them hard to under stand, in particular the church outer wall's. Recommend grabbing the Audio guide and guide book.
  • Great piece of English History
  • Unspectacular but interesting and well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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