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Roche Abbey (EH)

Roche Abbey (EH)


Roche Abbey information desk

01709 812739


South Yorkshire,
S66 8NW


Beautifully set in a valley landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century, the most striking feature of this Cistercian abbey is the eastern end of its church, built in the new Gothic style c. 1170. It has one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, laid out as excavated foundations. The story of the pillaging of Roche, recorded by the son of an eyewitness, is among the most vivid documents of the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

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Map reference: SK 542900  Lat: 53.40440 Long: -1.18499

By Road:
From the M18: A631 towards Maltby, right along A634 - brown sign.

By Public Transport:
From Rail:Conisbrough station it is 7 miles to Roche Abbey (EH).


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  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
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  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
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