Haughmond Abbey (English Heritage)
Off the B5062
The extensive remains of an Augustinian abbey, including its abbots' quarters, refectory and cloister. The substantially surviving chapter house has a frontage richly bedecked with 12th and 14th century carving and statuary, and a fine timber roof of c. 1500.
New pictorial interpretation boards guide the visitor, and an introductory exhibition displays archaeological finds. Picnic area and light refreshments available.
Heritage site, Sacred space
Closed from 1st Oct - 1st April
- English Heritage
Located 3 miles NE of Shrewsbury off B5062 (OS Map 126; ref SJ 542152)
Medieval Religious Life Discovery Visit
Enjoy a guided tour around this beautiful 12th-century abbey to discover how the medieval Church affected ordinary people's lives and what it was like to be a monk or a nun during that time.
Duration: 1 hour
Key Stage: 2, 3, 4, History, Religion
How to obtain
Call 0121 625 6864 to book a 1 hour session, available on weekdays during term time between Easter and October. Price £75 per group of up to 30 pupils until April 2009. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19505 for more information.