Buildwas Abbey

Buildwas Abbey, Telford: Hours, Address, Buildwas Abbey Reviews: 4/5

Buildwas Abbey
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Jools_Glos
Brockworth, UK41 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We visited Buildwas Abbey prior to Wenlock Priory. There was no information whatsoever at Buildwas to explain the history of the place, nor what the purpose of each room was. It's a beautiful place, but this lack of info was really disappointing. It is also unmanned with no facilities. We then went to Wenlock Priory, only to discover that they sell guide books for Buildwas Abbey in their shop! The English Heritage staff member at Wenlock Priory explained that there had been some information boards left at Buildwas when it was converted to an unmanned site, but claimed that these had been removed by a local group of volunteers who have set up a second hand bookshop in the now disused reception cabin. Surely a few display boards around the site wouldn't cost a fortune? This has been done at Acton Burnell castle, which is also an unmanned English Heritage site.
Written 7 October 2021
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Matthew P
London, UK3,721 contributions
Sep 2021
Off the beaten track with only parking for a couple of cars, the abbey is currently under going restoration. Small but still magnificent as it still has its full arches in place. Free to visit.
Written 10 September 2021
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Peter B
Solihull, UK325 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Fantastic little ruin. Only takes 15-20 minutes but nice little bit of history and free so you can’t really complain. Worth the stop off if nearby.
Written 30 August 2021
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Derrick F M
Rhondda, UK378 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
This is a tricky one to review. We went twice. The first time we found two other cars by a locked gate. Apparently the person with the key did not turn up. This was at 11.30 and should have been open from 10. It was open on our second visit. Unfortunately a large part of the abbey was fenced off. I bet there is a good and valid reason, but it does spoil the experience. You could visit Wenlock Abbey (nearby) on the same day what could be better than being "double abbey'd" ?
Written 22 August 2021
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Tony_Dewdney
Macclesfield, UK7 contributions
Jul 2021
A large site with a remarkable amount still standing, including many arches. Well worth exploring and admiring.
Written 30 July 2021
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alandelas
Honiton, UK62 contributions
May 2021
It worth a visit and you can imaging what the building was once like. There needs to be more spent on the interpretation signs around the site, as they lack meaningful information. Clearly, English Heritage budget has been cut.
Written 8 July 2021
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siramisp
Worcs96 contributions
Jun 2021
This is a free unstaffed attraction about 5 miles up the road from Much Wenlock on the 4198 road. It is a disused abbey and all you see are the remains. It is nice though and one of the inner buildings you go in has a spectacular tiled floor (it is also noticeably chilly in there!).

Entrance to the attraction is down a narrow track and there is parking for 3 cars right by the entrance point but you could park on the adjacent verges as well. You walk up some steps to access the site though it is step free if you take the long way around.

Plenty of room to amble around looking at the old buildings, there are picnic tables as well (shade also available) and it was extremely peaceful although there were 2 other people visiting at the same time.

Unless you are picnicing, i'd say 45 minutes is your maximum time to amble around. Dogs are allowed on site as well on leads. Plenty of grass for them to roll around on as well!
Written 4 July 2021
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Leigh-Harrington
London, UK2,251 contributions
Jun 2021
We had the place pretty much to ourselves, it was lovely and peaceful and the grounds beautifully maintained. I know it is free to visit but a couple of signs here and there to tell what the various parts of the ruins were would be great, save you guessing!
Written 27 June 2021
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IAN W
St Helens, UK3,199 contributions
Jun 2021
Remains of a 12th century abbey,free to enter,controlled by English Heritage,same as many ruined abbeys up and down the country.Only notable feature is an original tiled floor still in place.
Situated out of the way,6 or7 minutes from Much Wenlock Village by car,no facilities,limited car parking,although not a problem,still worth a quick visit.
Written 25 June 2021
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tmacquiban
Rome, Italy152 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Lovely location but our visit coincided with the mowers which made for a noisy picnic. Very little by way of interpretation. But the visit to nearby Wenlock Priory meant the monastic layout was fresh in our minds. A very fine survival of an abbey church.
Written 24 June 2021
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