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Abbey Dore is a small village south of Hereford which is named, somewhat unimaginatively, after... read more

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Impressive building and no open there !

Surprised no obvious parking or we would have missed it. O charge and recently threatened with... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
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B4347, Abbey Dore HR2 0AA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Abbey Dore is a small village south of Hereford which is named, somewhat unimaginatively, after Dore Abbey, an Abbey which is named, somewhat unimaginatively after the river it’s near, the Dore, which is named, somewhat unimaginatively, after the old Welsh word ‘Dwr’ meaning water. So,...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2018

Surprised no obvious parking or we would have missed it. O charge and recently threatened with close. Well worth a visit. Please leave a donation they need every penny.

Thank downsgolb
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Visited Dore Abbey as had been told that it was a wonderful historic abbey in a beautiful setting. They were correct on both counts! The building itself dates back to the 12th Century when 12 Cistercian monks and their abbot were given the land by...More

Thank Stephen51
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We went to visit gardens having first checked that it was suitable for wheelchair access. On arriving again checked again but on paying £15 for the three of us we discovered that the garden was overgrown and unkept which meant that pushing a wheelchair on...More

Thank dewchurch345
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

A beautiful and very historic abbey that is so well worth a visit. The history of the place is amazing and fascinating and it is very beautiful, inside and out. Would thoroughly recommend it.

Thank 481kevine
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Wow. This place is breath-taking. Such an unusual historic Christian building as it hasn't been ruined by the Victorians, it retains a host of ancient features and suggests the glory of monasteries before the Reformation, and the changing nature of Christian thought in later centuries....More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We were a gardening club and we had lunch. We all enjoyed the garden and several members of our group commented how good the lunch was and how well we were looked after.

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 16 June 2018

popped in for a tea brake while out on our motorbike lovey day charming place only had tea and cake but both great, lovely teapot

Thank John C
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Interesting site to visit, very different. Very peaceful and serene with some really interesting wall paintings found underneath the paintwork. A must see if you like old churches.

Thank Adrian O
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

The working remains of an old abbey, now used as a parish church. High ceilings with superb support columns with old wall paintings, alongside superb stained glass windows. A restful and lovely place with much history in gorgeous surroundings.

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