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Beaulieu Abbey
Beaulieu SO42 7YG Route Planner
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Opening hours

10am-6pm (Oct-May 5pm), ticket counter 30min before closing

Description

After the dissolution of the monasteries ordered by Henry VIII, this abbey fell into ruin and its stone was re-used to build forts along the coast. Only the foundations now remain of what was once the largest Cistercian abbey in England. The cloister has partly survived, notably the wing which houses an exhibition on monastic life and the 13C refectory which has been converted into the parish church.

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  • From £32 to £63
    MICHELIN 2020
    344 m - Palace Lane, Beaulieu SO42 7ZL
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    MICHELIN 2020
    6.34 km - Lymington Road, East End SO41 5SY
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    MICHELIN 2020
    7.21 km - Beaulieu Rd, Brockenhurst SO42 7QL