Buildwas Abbey

Internal spaces of this site are currently closed. Unfortunately, government restrictions relating to coronavirus mean that we cannot open the building at Buildwas Abbey safely for our members, visitors or staff. We will continue to review this with the hope of re-opening and returning to normal opening hours as soon as we are able. The grounds remain open.

Free Entry

Open 10am - 5pm Apr-Oct & 10am-4pm Nov-Mar

Address:

Nr Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7BW

Before You Go

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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.

Situated in a wooded Severn-side setting, not far from the Iron Bridge and Wenlock Priory.

Don't Miss

  • The chapter house with its amazingly intact tiled floor and decorative stonework
  • The remains of the fine 12th century church

Before You Go

Parking: there is free parking available for approximately 20 cars, located about 25 metres from the site. 

Access: The site is accessed via several steps from the car park. The site is mainly level with a few unguarded drops and low stone walls. Please be aware the steps and grass areas can be slippery during and after wet weather; appropriate footwear is recommended.

Opening times: The site and car park are open daily from 10am - 5pm 1st April - 31st October and 10am - 4pm from 1st November - 31st March. Closed 24th, 25th & 26th December and 1st January.

Facilities: The nearest public toilets are located in the Wharfage car park in Ironbridge where you will also find a range of shops and food outlets.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome, please clear up after your dog and take any mess away with you.

Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

 

Plan a Great Day Out

  • The chapter house with its amazingly intact tiled floor and decorative stonework
  • The remains of the fine 12th century church
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