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Hailes Abbey, Hailes

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Ruin · Hidden Gem · Monument
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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  • Hailes Abbey is not the most interesting architectural or historic site on our planet - but it is a peaceful set of ruins and is well presented with an audio guide you can listen to on your phone and....  more »
  • Staff very friendly and helpful. On hand for any information or assistance . Recommend you scan the QR code for audio tour of the abbey . Really adds value to the history and sets the view as you...  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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