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Whalley Abbey, Whalley

4.5
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Whalley Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey in Whalley, Lancashire, England. After the dissolution of the monasteries, the abbey was largely demolished and a country house was built on the site. In the 20th century the house was modified and it is now the Retreat and Conference House of the Diocese of Blackburn. The ruins of the abbey are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building, and are a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
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  • The abbey is located just off the centre of the town but is a quiet and serene place. The interior is a private events venue but it's possible, for a small cost, to walk round the ruins of the abbey.....  more »
  • We were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves on a rainy day innSeptember. Free admission and cafe Autisan both add to the appeal...  more »
  • We loved this. Easy parking and next to the Cafe Autism The grounds are beautiful to walk around and very well kept. A must visit in whalley  more »
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  • Would recommend it if you are in the area. Nice walk around the well kept gardens and not overly expensive. Worth stopping at the cafe and contribute to the great work they’re doing for the autistic community.
  • Beautiful place, Walk around the lovely grounds and gardens. A lovely cage is available. Only problem is only guide dogs allowed .. even in grounds.
  • Nice place but not as big as I thought it would be . Tea room was full too so got a drink somewhere else.
  • Love walking around the grounds, and café autisan was lovely. Staff very friendly and food delicious and cheap!
  • Beautiful place for a stroll. Cafe wonderful but get there fast on a sunny day as they sell out fast.

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