Buildwas Abbey

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Visit the impressive ruins of Buildwas Abbey,  a Cistercian abbey, that retains its 12th century church, beautiful vaulted and tile-floored chapter house and the recently re-opened crypt chapel.

Situated in the majestic woodlands near to the famous River Severn, the abbey is perfectly places for onward visits to other major heritage and natural attractions including the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, The Wrekin Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Wroxeter Roman City. 

When visiting Buildwas Abbey make sure you do not miss the chapter house with its amazingly intact tiled floor and decorative stonework and the remains of the fine 12th century church

Parking: Car parking is available on site with a £2 charge for non-members payable by text. Parking is free for Members with a valid English Heritage car sticker on display. If you would prefer to pay in advance of your visit, please visit our parking payment service website.

Access: The site is accessed via several steps from the car park. The site is mainly level with a few unguarded drops and low stone walls. Please be aware the steps and grass areas can be slippery during and after wet weather; appropriate footwear is recommended.

Facilities: The nearest public toilets are located in the Wharfage car park in Ironbridge where you will also find a range of shops and food outlets.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome, please clear up after your dog and take any mess away with you.

Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.


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English Heritage Buildwas Abbey

Type:Historic Site

Buildwas, TELFORD, Shropshire, TF8 7BW
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