The Abbey is usually open 9am to 5pm (4pm in winter), although access to the Presbytery may be limited when a service is in progress.
The Abbey grounds are always open.
Abbeydore, Herefordshire | HR2 0AA
This will be the first church that many people visit when exploring the beautiful and aptly named Golden Valley. It is all that is left of a Cistercian abbey founded here in 1147, and consists of what had been the presbytery, crossing and transepts of the abbey church. Much of it dates from the 12th and 13th centuries, though the tower is 17th century.
Following a fire, set by arsonists in 2006, the repairs to one of Cumbria's largest parish churches continues and the building is once again open to visitors, who are uplifted and captivated by its remarkable space.