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Nestled in a scenic valley, the excavated ruins of this 12th century monastry offer some of the most complete ground plans of any Cistercian monastry in the country.

A small stream running right through the middle of the site is perfect for enjoying a picnic next to, and you can extend your visit with a wander around the adjacent, woodlands, ponds and hills.

The site is managed by English Heritage.

Q When is last admission?

30 minutes before closing time.

Q Do I need to book?

For now, you must book timed-tickets in advance to visit Roche Abbey.
You can arrive at any point within an hour of the time shown on your ticket and may then stay for as long as you wish.

Q Is Roche Abbey dog friendly?

Dogs are permitted but must be on lead.

Q Is food and drink available for purchase?

Hot drinks can be purchased from the vending machine and the souvenir shop sells snacks and cold drinks.

Q Is there free parking?

There is a small car park located 250m from the admission point which fits about 10 cars. This car park is at the end of a small cobbled road and is also used by walkers, so if booking allows, we advise avoiding busier times.

There are 2 disabled parking spaces are available directy beside the admission point.

Q Are there toilets?

Yes, including an accessible toilet.

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