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Peaceful with a brilliant children's playground

Free entrance. Easy to park. Lovely picnic location. Very chilled out with beautiful views of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gemma D
It's so peace full

I love this place it so stress free and tranqual. The world stop will you are in here and it's free... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Sawley BB7 4NH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free entrance. Easy to park. Lovely picnic location. Very chilled out with beautiful views of Pendle Hill. Great playground next to it, making for a lovely afternoon

Thank Gemma D
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We found this Abbey quite by chance on our way to Clitheroe. I enjoyed walking around the grounds looking at the ruins, and could imagine the original layout of the Abbey with the help of a few information boards. I think there could be more...More

Thank OldBear
Reviewed 11 February 2018

I love this place it so stress free and tranqual. The world stop will you are in here and it's free to get in.it take half a hour to have a slow look around .

Thank C4988JM
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Britain has some wonderful monastic ruins. Those like Fountains are certainly spectacular, but also commercial and usually packed with visitors. In contrast, I had the ruins at Sawley all to myself on a visit during the October half term break. Not as grand as Fountains...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful ruins, fascinating place. Despite being a ruin site, it is easy to imagine the scale and grandeur of the original building with the informative signs dotted about in the grounds. Such an amazing piece of history in a beautiful English village.

Thank J K
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Set in the hills of North Yorkshire, the ruins of Sawley Abbey have a strange atmosphere to them. There's little left, but just enough to use the imagination to see how it must have looked in its prime.

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Whilst it is interesting to walk round the ruins it needs quite a lot of imagination to work out which bits are which. Standing there with your imagination and the sheep bleeting is very relaxing.

Thank Calcarb C
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Free to get in these ruins are really lovely .Nice little village surrounds it .Parking is easy on the side of the road .A lot of photo opportunity's .You can imagine it was a good place for peace and quiet as its still very peaceful...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Quiet area and a good look around. Parked at the side of the road. It is a fairly small place but really great stone work remains. Some information boards are around the site too which were informative. Worth a stop off.

Thank Alderado
Reviewed 12 July 2017

An 'out of the way' place, not much to see but perfect to sit and drink in the beautiful countryside, it's positioned within a tiny village and as an added bonus the Spread Eagle Inn just over the road offers great food and drink plus...More

Thank Garry S
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