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 Haughmond 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.
The extensive remains of an Augustinian abbey, including its abbots' quarters, refectory and cloister. The substantially surviving chapter house has a frontage richly bedecked with 12th and 14th century carving and statuary, and a fine timber roof of around 1500.
- The opportunity to take some fantastic photographs
- Interpretation panels, guiding you around the site
- A picnic area set beside the tranquil remains
Before You Go
Access: Haughmond Abbey is located on a lane off the B5062. There are steps connecting different levels of the ruins and the ground may be uneven in places.
Facilities: There are a wide variety of facilities, shops, restaurants and cafes in the nearby market town of Shrewsbury.
Parking: Free parking is available for approximately 15 cars, located down a bumpy lane.
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
Haughmond Abbey is just a short drive from Wroxeter Roman City, once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain.