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Hailes Abbey

13th century Cistercian abbey.

Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Opening times

Hailes Abbey will open Friday to Sunday. You will need to book your timed tickets in advance by visiting the English Heritage website.


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Once a Cistercian abbey, founded in 1246 by Richard of Cornwall and dissolved Christmas Eve 1539, Hailes never housed large numbers of monks but had extensive and elaborate buildings. It was financed by pilgrims visiting its renowned relic, 'the Holy Blood of Hailes', allegedly a phial of Christ's blood.

Hailes Abbey is owned by the National Trust, but maintained and managed by English Heritage.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Social heritage stories

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • National Trust

Contact information

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