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Live and breathe the story of England at royal castles, historic gardens, forts & defences, world-famous prehistoric sites and many others.
Hot and cold drinks, and snacks available.
You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds. There's plenty of grass to sit on, and there is a picnic area near the car park.
The site shop sells a selection of gifts, book, postcards and refreshments (hot and cold drinks, and light snacks).
Dogs on leads allowed in the grounds only. Assistance dogs welcome.
An exhibition and graphic panels offer an insight into the abbey's history, including its career as the focus of huge Victorian Temperance rallies.
The ruins of the monastic buildings are surrounded by large grassed areas. There is plenty of room for children to run and play, but please do not climb on the ruins.
Yes, but not in the Gatehouse due to access restrictions.
Located in the Gatehouse.
English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.
If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.
Due to the delicate nature of our sites, 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.