|Looking for: ||Heritage, Historical|
|Address: ||Croxden, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 5JG|
|Postcode: ||ST14 5JG|
|Age Group: ||All Ages|
|Kids Activity: ||Outdoors|
|Telephone: ||0370 333 1181|
|Website: ||Click Here|
The 12th century abbey at Croxden was home to 70 Cistercian monks at its peak. Although converted into a farm after its suppression in 1538, the remains are impressive, including towering fragments of its 13th century church, infirmary and 14th century abbot's lodging.
Information panels tell the story of the abbey's spectacular architecture.
BEFORE YOU GO
Opening Times: The abbey is open daily 10am-5pm from April to October, and 10am-4pm from November to March. View details.
Parking: There is very limited parking in the layby at the site entrance. Please avoid parking on the grass verges or blocking access for local residents.
For wedding or commercial photography requests, please contact the regional office on 0117 975 0700.
Please do not climb on the abbey walls.
PLAN A GREAT DAY OUT
Combine your trip to Croxden with a visit to Boscobel House and the Royal Oak, famous for its role as a hiding place for the future King Charles II after his defeat in the Battle of Worcester in 1651. You can see the priest-hole Charles hid in, take a tour around around the manor house, stroll around the restored knot garden and visit the Victorian farmyard. A tearoom in the old stables serves home-made cakes, light lunches and hot and cold drinks.
White Ladies Priory, another of the future king's hiding places, is less than a mile from Boscobel, and can be reached by a pleasant 20 minute walk on a footpath.
1 APRIL - 31 OCTOBER 2017
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES FOR THIS PERIOD
14 Apr 2017 10:00 - 17:00
16 Apr 2017 10:00 - 17:00
17 Apr 2017 10:00 - 17:00
Early May Bank Holiday
1 May 2017 10:00 - 17:00
Spring Bank Holiday
29 May 2017 10:00 - 17:00
Summer Bank Holiday
28 Aug 2017 10:00 - 17:00
1 NOVEMBER 2017 - 29 MARCH 2018
30 MARCH 2018 ONWARDS
Opening times will be available nearer the time