Abbeys in England
POLESWORTH ABBEY & ST EDITHA CHURCH
Location: Situated in the centre of Polesworth, accessed through the ancient Abbey gateway or along the riverside footpath.
Historical sources state that Editha, Princess of Mercia, founded Polesworth Abbey in the 9th century. Today, the ruins of the Abbey Cloister and the two storey Medieval gateway has recently been restored. The Abbey Church later converted to th...
Ruckhall Lane, Hereford, HR2 9RZ
Belmont is a Benedictine Abbey, designed by EW Pugin and opened in 1859, home to a community of about forty-five monks, who meet to pray in the Abbey Church five times a day. The Abbey Church contains fine stained glass by Hardman and is a Grade I...
Whitby, N Yorks, YO22 4JT
Founded by St Hilda in 657, this holy site was the burial place of kings. The present Gothic ruins date from the 13th century. Gift shop.
Helmsley, N Yorks, YO62&5LB
In a deeply wooded valley by the River Rye you can see some of the most impressive 12th century monastic ruins in England. Audio tour. Gift shop. Educational trips in line with National Curriculum.
ST. AUGUSTINES ABBEY
Longport, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1TF
Founded in 598AD by St Augustine, this Abbey is at the very roots of Christianity in England and has been a monastic site for almost a thousand years. The admission price includes an interactive audio tour of the ruins, available in several langua...