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Roche Abbey

| South of Maltby, Rotherham S66 8NW, England
+44 1709 812739
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Very peaceful

Really worth a visit. A lovely peaceful and quiet place with beautiful walks around the area. On a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Very atmospheric

Possibly the most complete groundworks visible of its type and age in the country. Lovely location... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Steve U
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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Set in a peaceful and picturesque wooded valley, Roche Abbey was founded in 1147, with stonework dating back to around the 1180's. Thanks to Capability Brown who landscaped the area in the 18th Century, we now boast the most complete foundations of any Cistercian monestary in the country. Although most of the excavated ruins are low lying, the transcepts still stand to their original height. Roche Abbey is closed during the winter months, re opening again March 2015. The woodland walks around the area are accessible and parking is still available.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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| South of Maltby, Rotherham S66 8NW, England
+44 1709 812739
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really worth a visit. A lovely peaceful and quiet place with beautiful walks around the area. On a nice day take a picnic and enjoy the scenery.

Thank itefoster
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Possibly the most complete groundworks visible of its type and age in the country. Lovely location and various states of ruins to walk around. Access to it is down a narrow, cobbled and very bumpy lane, so drive with care. Limited parking. Toilets and gift...More

Thank Steve U
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Id have lots of pleasant things to say about this place if it wasnt for the cobbled path leading down to the abbey breaking my car. A short trip on a sunny day cost me alot of money in car repairs. I appreciate the beauty...More

2  Thank Sammie P
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A nice historic site managed by English Heritage down at the bottom of a rocky valley. The only downside is the lack of car parking which I'd guess could become an issue on busy days. The day we went - Easter Saturday 2017 - was...More

Thank J P S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

No car park, just a bit of wasteland to park on and drive down to it is very rough and narrow.....if you don't mind a bit of a walk, park in the lay by on the main road! Set in a very pretty valley, with...More

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The drive down into the valley is along some rough and narrow tracks and the car park is very small; (a dozen cars at most). The low entry fee of £4.30 reflects the fact there's isn't much to see and indeed there are public footpaths...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

My daughter was learning about the tudors so i thought it would be a good place to learn about the dissolution of the monasatries. Nice walk round with the hound. Very pretty valley. Nice to come back as i lived near there as a child...More

Thank Tracy C
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This is a place I have visited many times in my life. As a child it used to fascinate me. All the history surrounding the Abbey. Even today I can imagine the monks walking through the gates and in the grounds surrounding the area. It...More

Thank Kate007Cheshire
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We have been going here for years both with our children as youngsters and on our own as they have grown up and left. It is a great to see the old ruins, and you can have a good walk around. A bit difficult to...More

Thank mariab532016
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Set in quaint surroundings, the ruins of Roche Abbey, which are seriously ruins, create an interesting spectacle. The history of the place makes it worthwhile, and the walks around the area are excellent.

Thank KevinSadler2364
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Marie p
Are dogs allowed within this abbey?
23 April 2017|
Response from Kate007Cheshire | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am afraid I don't know. You can walk round the outside as there are miles and miles of fields but am not sure about in the grounds