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Hailes Abbey, Cheltenham

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Ruin
Hailes Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey, in the small village of Hailes, two miles northeast of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England. It was founded in 1246 as a daughter establishment of Beaulieu Abbey. The abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1539. Little remains of the abbey. It is a Grade I listed building and a scheduled monument.
The site is owned by the National Trust but managed by English Heritage. There is a museum on the site holding many artefacts from the Abbey.

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  • visited as part of our English Heritage membership, but would of willingly paid to visit. a well kept area, easy to follow, audio tour is available. worth a visit.  more »
  • We were fortunate that the weather was good and we were able to meander around the Abbey ruins at leisure. Parking available at site. The server Jess was extremely helpful ensuring she checked...  more »
  • Good emotive reconstruction of original layout. Information boards excellent. Museum and artefacts extremely well presented. Church attached is fascinating and must not be missed. Estate farm shop short walk away with good local produce and tea rooms offering very good selection of hot and cold food and homemade cakes.
  • The audio tour was very informative as you explore the ruins of the abbey. The museum within the building is lovely. Don't forget to visit Hailes Church right across the street!

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