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Hailes Abbey, Hailes

4.4
#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Cheltenham
Ruin · Hidden Gem · Monument
Hailes Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey, 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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  • This is a beautiful place. It's peaceful and has a real spiritual quality. The staff are so friendly and informative....they made me a cuppa. Wonderful museum.  more »
  • Booked in advance and was very pleased to see that they are intent on looking out for the welfare of visitors. The lady in the shop was full of wonderful information as was the gentleman who looked...  more »
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  • 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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