Buildwas Abbey

Free Entry

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

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

  • SECONDHAND BOOKSHOP

Looking for a new book or have a few that you'd like to donate? Visit our secondhand bookshop located in the abbey grounds.

The Bookshop will be open from 11am to 3pm, Thu-Mon, subject to volunteer availability, with proceeds going towards projects at Buildwas Abbey. 

Why not pop in and have a look? There are lots of perfect reading spots in our stunning grounds.  

 

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.

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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