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A delightful Benedictine House

Old world charm with a monastic character that hasn't changed in 1500 years. St. Benedict's legacy... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
Peaceful retreat

The views towards the Malvern hills are amazing, although you cant go into the Monastry itself... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Lorna Jane G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Prinknash Abbey is a monastic community of men, who live in the spirit of the Rule of Saint Benedict, in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Cranham, Gloucester GL4 8EX, England
+44 1452 812066
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Not having been to the cafe for some time, we were looking forward to a quiet lunch. According to their web, Monday is the quietest day of the week.In fact, it was very busy and a large group had been booked which arrived just before...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Old world charm with a monastic character that hasn't changed in 1500 years. St. Benedict's legacy is very much alive in the cotswolds. A joy to visit if you crave peace and quiet from the modern world.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 1967Grant
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The views towards the Malvern hills are amazing, although you cant go into the Monastry itself there is a beautiful chapel to visit, and it was great to see one of the monks come out to ring the bell for prayers.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lorna Jane G
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely monastery between Cheltenham and Stroud. Extensive grounds, lovely tea room and inexpensive too! Quite religious but no overpowering. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 99PSB
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I've visited the abbey several times over the years but was unable to take a look inside because it's off limits to the public. One can visit the church at certain times, but the public don't have open access to the house or grounds, which...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul M
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Nice views. Long walk to Chapel but wort it. Cafe very good shop very very small. Good free car park.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed 10 April 2018

The murals inside are reminiscent of Jean Cocteau's work in London's Notre Dame. A small, but restful place. The scent of incense added to the spiritual appeal.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kelly N
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We visited the old original abbey. This lays right at the end of the long lane, way past the gift shop and the more modern building that is no longer used by the monks. The original abbey is so spiritual and moving, set high in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank janisslaceland
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We visited on a cold and grey winter's day so not the best time to view the place, It did seem to make the grey building very austere and uninviting. The setting is stunning and well worth walking up the driveway from the car park...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Greecophile
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Great walk from the main car park up,to the Monastry and. Havel, unfortunately not able to go into the monetary as it is a working place. The chapel however is open to the public and well,worth the walk.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Karen W
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2 June 2018|
Response from janisslaceland | Reviewed this property |
They are not; The bells have been sold by the monks!
22 August 2017|
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Response from floridaorange | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay in answering but I have just found your query. I have a walking disability and am able to walk around the garden, however it is not flat, its slopes in places and a wheel chair would take some pushing back up... More