Haughmond Abbey Ruins

Haughmond Abbey Ruins, Shrewsbury: Hours, Address, Haughmond Abbey Ruins Reviews: 4.5/5

Haughmond Abbey Ruins
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Cecelia
Telford, UK73 contributions
Lovely site
Feb 2021 • Family
Haven’t been here since you had to pay to get in. It’s now free. Several spots for parking.

Lovely place and lots of good spots/angles for photography. Well worth a visit. Can get busy pretty quickly so recommend getting there for when it opens.

There’s a nearby walk through the fields too which was lovely and added to the trip so that it wasn’t just a quick 15 mins look around.
Written 5 April 2021
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Howard J
Shrewsbury, UK148 contributions
Haughmond Abbey Ruins
Mar 2020
Although English Heritage the Abbey is now free to enter - Managed by an on-site Warden but no card view necessary.
Written 13 December 2020
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apophisguard
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,083 contributions
Gorgeous old ruin off the beaten track
Aug 2020
Visited here as part of a photographic day out. Luckily I was able to park right by the Abbey, (there is a small free car park, with enough room for approx 7 cars). The ruins are very well kept and free of litter/graffiti - another bonus of it being out in the sticks. There is a private house on the grounds by the entrance, so I assume the occupant keeps and eye out for unruly behaviour - but please respect their privacy.

There are plenty of ruins to look around over a fairly large area - the Abbey must have been quite a sight when complete, (thanks Henry)! The only covered area is a large room towards the far side of the site, which houses an ancient stone font. This looks like something from Arthurian legend and is very photogenic.

Perfect for picnics, as said earlier, the site is quite large and there's plenty of space for picnic - just try and have them outside of the ruins, and not ruin the view for other visitors. As with all the sites, there are more and more woke millenial "parents" letting their children climb on the walls. As it's always somebody elses fault these days, when their little darling falls.
Written 3 October 2020
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Simon Q
23 contributions
Much more interesting than expected.
Sep 2020 • Couples
A great place to visit. Lots surviving, or reconstructed, so you can get a real sense of how the place functioned (helped by the info boards). Much better than anticipated and well worth an hour.
Written 28 September 2020
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Tanyaimee
Milton Keynes, UK5 contributions
Pooches day out
Sep 2020 • Couples
We visited in September 2020 as part of our family getaway (couple with a dog). We thoroughly enjoyed looking around the ruins compared to some of the others we visited nearby and even had time to pose for some photo's. Great for a wonder and was pretty quiet too.
Written 22 September 2020
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David
Minehead, UK24 contributions
Hidden Gem
Sep 2020
Visited three Shropshire abbeys in September and this was the best! Lovely location, fascinating ruins with plenty of information boards but also opportunities for 'ruin detectives' to try to fathom why things are as you see them. [Old Chapter House with Tudor style ceiling and windows - was this part of the mansion house which had been built from the Abbey after the dissolution?] Sad to see parents allowing children to climb on the walls - but no notices discouraging this so maybe its OK these days. The drive is a little rough, the car park a little small, so maybe this is why English heritage are not advertising the site more widely. A toilet facility would be welcome, but hey, its free entry these days so mustn't grumble. [There is a small museum but it is closed as there are no on-site staff. No doubt visitor income would not cover their wages.] Enjoyed a picnic sitting on the grass- about ten other family groups were doing the same, but despite it being a warm sunny Sunday it was really quiet and social distancing was not a problem.
Written 16 September 2020
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Julie Janiak
Stoke-on-Trent, UK45 contributions
Wonderful
Sep 2020 • Couples
The ruins were very good for photography, the grounds were well kept, the signage was good, not many people around solvable to social distance on a lovely day, a great place to relax, lots of parts of the Abbey were still showing the carvings and artifacts, very interesting. There were no facilities on site such as toilets or cafes, probably due to Covid 19, but Shrewsbury town is only up the road. Nice day out.
Written 4 September 2020
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RobScott1970
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK150 contributions
Lovely site in a lovely location
Aug 2020
What a fantastic site! I cannot believe this is an unmanned EH property as there is so much to see and explore.
Loads of substantial ruins, good info boards and stunning views. Great picnic spot and when we visited there was only one other group of people so felt like we had the site to ourselves, Easily spend an afternoon here exploring with the kids.
Written 31 August 2020
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shampoo53
171 contributions
Good to soak up this history
Aug 2020 • Family
Good place to spend an hour. Small car park (maybe 10 cars) and free to enter! Dogs allowed. Only downside was children climbing on the ruins.
Written 24 August 2020
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disappointedBandG
Bristol, UK93 contributions
Peaceful
Aug 2020 • Couples
Lovely!
We enjoyed our visit so much on the Saturday we came again on Sunday morning to have an alfresco breakfast and to do a walk of the surrounding area.
Well worth a trip, even better that it's free!
Written 3 August 2020
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