Buildwas Abbey

Though many of English Heritage’s Free to Enter sites remain open to visitors, unfortunately it has been necessary - as a result of advice relating to coronavirus - to close Buildwas Abbey for operational reasons, in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Free Entry

Address:

Nr Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7BW

Before You Go

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. 

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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