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.
Muchelney, Langport, Somerset, TA10 0DQ
The monastery was first established at Muchelney by Ine, a 7th-century King of Wessex. It did not survive the Viking invasions, but the abbey was refounded about AD950 and lasted for nearly six centuries. The present remains date largely from the ...
Off Tenby, SA70 7UJ
Caldey Abbey is the home of Cistercian Monks who farm this tiny island off the coast of Tenby and make the famous Caldey Island perfume and chocolate. The island can be visited from Easter to October (Mon-Fri, and Saturday's May-October). Re...
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.
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...
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...