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Just stopped off here again with friends as it is a nice setting for a quick look at some english... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Great walk and view

Easy parking, easy to walk to Good views and relaxing Great little town and easy access by train... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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The Sands, Whalley, Clitheroe, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Just stopped off here again with friends as it is a nice setting for a quick look at some english history. But was surprised that they now charge £2 to have even a quick peek at the ruins . This must be a new things...More

Thank sharpking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy parking, easy to walk to Good views and relaxing Great little town and easy access by train Use the dales railway when open in summer

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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Entry to the abbey Ruins is £2.00 per adult and £1.25 for seniors. You are provided with an information sheet detailing a circular walk through the ruins, with sections explaining what each particular part of the building was previously used for prior to the dissolution...More

Thank milligan1959
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I have stayed again at this wonderful place. The setting is so peaceful and tranquil. The staff are excellent and very helpful always with a smile. Breakfast is really good. We will be back. Thank you to the delightful team at the Abbey.

Thank L90MAW
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. You can loose yourself in the ruins of the old Abbey and walk quietly by the river. It is designed for peace and meditation. A place to escape the world just for a while and return refreshed

Thank bikerdave2016
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Situated beside the River Ribble Whalley Abbey is great for the imagination - it must have been a bustling place 500 years ago! Nice to have a tearoom near the abbey ruins.

Thank robinhenshaw
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I have always loved history. Driving into Whalley you quickly become aware that this is a special place. The Abbey grounds are very peaceful which is not surprising as this has been a place of prayer for 700 years. Using the guide available at Reception...More

1  Thank Alan T
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Enjoyed a walk around here with family,some very interesting features,could possibly be better advertised for people coming from outside the area.Beautiful surroundings and the cafe was very nice.

Thank rosemariecampion
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We have been regular visitors to the abbey and the cafe and today decided to visit with our dog, assuming the grounds were dog friendly. When getting out of the car we were accosted by a rude woman at the gatehouse who said that dogs...More

Thank Shona G
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The site and ruins was larger than expected and the remains were interesting to wander around and look at. It was a bit confusing as to whether there was a fee to enter or not. Could have been better with a few information boards displaying...More

Thank Alderado
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Jo L
1 January 2017|
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Response from SUE W | Reviewed this property |
Depending on your age & fitness level & you knew the quickest route certainly less than 10 minutes. You need to ask for Broad Lane, or from train station cross the road, at the end of Broad Lane, turn left & your walking... More
albert p
14 August 2015|
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Response from Missyxxx | Reviewed this property |
It was free to look round outside but a very small charge to go inside the building like £2 or £3 it doesn't say on the website so do call 😀