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Whalley Abbey, Whalley

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  • It had been over 20 years since my last visit but it was just as peaceful and evocative as I remembered. The information boards really need refurbishing but walking round is a lovely way to spend an h...  more »
  • This is a really lovely place to stroll round,its so peaceful and great to chill out. Its great to wander around the ruins and imagine what it must have been like. We then visited the Austian Café whi...  more »
  • For £2.00 each I was concerned that there may be very little to see so was very pleasantly surprised. In off season you pay in the house rather than at the gate, so there's the additional opportunity ...  more »
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  • GPS Ref: The Sands, Whalley, Lancs. Abbey access along a straight driveway off The Sands, next to a primary school. Follow the driveway and pass through a large gatehouse, into a courtyard where there is free parking. On one side of the courtyard is a cafe, highly recommended. On the opposite side is an imposing building showing Tudor & Victorian influences; this is now a Conference/Event Centre as well as a high class B&B. To access the main abbey grounds nearby, firstly find the Reception area up some steps at the front of the imposing building. It's a £2 admission fee for adults, £1.50 for Seniors. Ensure you get a copy of the Guide pamphlet to help negotiate the different areas and buildings in the abbey grounds. Sadly, the abbey grounds and buildings are somewhat lacking in on-site information boards but maybe this is something the management are looking into. If you are interested in medieval church buildings, it might be an advantage to check the Internet where there is a huge amount of fascinating information on the history of the abbey; believe me, it would make a great film! For those of you who are just curious, it's a great place for photography or simply strolling, all within a beautiful and peaceful setting, with many picturesque views across the abbey grounds, within the ruins and along the river bank.
  • Autisan Cafe good for cake and a brew. Within the Abbey ground's
  • Stayed at the Lodge big comfortable room great great breakfast - the abbey grounds are pleasant and Whalley itself is a delight
  • Hidden gem, outstanding food, great staff, beautiful venue, rediculously inexpensive.
  • Very peaceful ruined cistercian abbey in the heart of the Ribble Valley in Lancashire. Adult entry only £2 and we'll worth a visit. Also don't miss paying a visit to Autisan Café located in the stables block in the beautiful grounds of the Abbey. The Cafè is run by The National Autistic Society giving opportunities and training for the autistic. Great coffee, toasties, sandwiches and afternoon teas. Highly recommended
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