Hailes Abbey is a 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. Now, little remains of the abbey. There is a museum on the site holding many artifacts from the Abbey. It is a Grade I listed building and has been scheduled as an ancient monument.Use our Cheltenham road trip app to add Hailes Abbey and other attractions to your Cheltenham vacation plans.
The site is owned by the National Trust but financed and managed by English Heritage.
Hailes Abbey Reviews
As you approach along a narrow track, there are a couple of car parks so we decided to park in the very small one by the church and walk to Winchcombe using the Cotswolds way walk. We got up... more »
Visiting the ruins of Hailes Abbey was not originally on our “to do” list during our recent visit to the Cotswolds, but following a recommendation from friends who live locally we decided to have a... 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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