Roche Abbey - English Heritage

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Beautifully set in a valley landscaped by 'Capability' Brown in the 18th century, the most striking feature of this Cistercian abbey is the end of its church, built in the new Gothic style c.1170. It has one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, laid out as excavated foundations. The story of the pillaging of Roche, recorded by the son of an eyewitness, is among the most vivid documents of the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Sacred space

Opening hours

1 April - 2 November 2014
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

3 November 2014 - 29 March 2015

Admission charges

Adult £3.60
Child (5-15 years) £2.20
Concession £3.20


  • English Heritage

Roche Abbey - English Heritage
South Yorkshire
S66 8NW



Customer Services


01709 812739

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