The Cistercian abbey of Hailes was founded in 1246 in Gloucestershire by the Earl of Cornwall in thanks for surviving a shipwreck.
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Just the other side of Winchcombe you will find Hailes Abbey. Why not stop for refreshments at Hailes Fruit Farm shop and cafe.
A Cistercian Abbey, once the centre of Monastic Life, is a majestic ruin lying in a peaceful setting in the small village of Hailes situated on the Cotswold way. Learn about about the monks and enjoy a picnic in the relaxed tranquil setting. A 5 minute drive from April Cottage Lodge. or pay a visit…
Hailes Abbey is a Cistercian abbey, two miles northeast of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England. It was founded in 1246 as a daughter establishment of Beaulieu Abbey. The abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1539. Now, little remains of the abbey. There is a museum on the site holding many artifacts…
Founded in 1246 by the Earl of Cornwall, Hailes Abbey is set amid delightful Cotswold countryside. Once the centre of monastic life, the tranquil ruins are now the perfect place to relax and enjoy a picnic in a unique historic setting. Visit the new museum to discover the treasures of Hailes,…
“It's always tricky to not make a stop the local bakery, also on the main street, with their tempting cakes, breads and sourdoughs, plus a Meal Deal option which is an indulgent treat!”
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“Also try the large new Coop at the top of Greet Road as you enter Winchcombe”
“An old pub with rooms on Abbey Terrace. There is a garden at the rear. No chef and hence no food on Mondays and Tuesday. Gas fire.”
“Belas Knap is a particularly fine example of a neolithic long barrow, with a false entrance and side chambers. Excavated in 1863 and 1865, the remains of 31 people were found in the chambers. The barrow has since been restored. Accessible via local Cotswold way circular walk.”