Buildwas Abbey - English Heritage

An exerior view of Buildwas Abbey
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Impressive ruins of a Cistercian abbey, including its unusually unaltered 12th-century church, beautiful vaulted and tile-floored chapter house, and recently re-opened crypt chapel. In a wooded Severn-side setting, not far from the Iron Bridge and Wenlock Priory.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences, Garden, parklands or rural site, Sacred space

Opening hours

28 April - 30 September 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

Admission charges

Adult £3.70
Child (5-15 years) £2.20
Concession £3.30


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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. Visit for more information.

Buildwas Abbey - English Heritage



01952 433274

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