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Haughmond Abbey - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

B5062, Shrewsbury SY4 4RW, UK

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About Haughmond Abbey

Haughmond Abbey is a ruined 12th-century Augustinian abbey in a lovely rural setting. The abbey roots go back to the 11th century when a small religious community was established here. The buildings fell into disrepair and the church was largely destroyed, although the remains of some of the domestic buildings remain impressive. The site is now in the care of English Heritage and is open to the public during the summer.

Attractions Near Haughmond Abbey

Haughmond Hill
Haughmond Hill1.76km from Haughmond Abbey

Haughmond Hill is a large woodland that is very popular with dog walkers and visitors wanting easy walks with nice views. It has many rough paths, two surfaced trails and a good car park. The hill has several dubious connections with the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403. Queen Eleanor's Bower is a small enclosure on the hill from which the wife of Henry IV of England supposedly watched the battle's progress.

Battlefield Falconry Centre
Battlefield Falconry Centre3.6km from Haughmond Abbey

Battlefield Falconry Centre has a wonderful collection of over 30 birds, and a good variety of species of owl, hawk, and falcon. There is a Hawk Walk, a Bird of Prey Experience, and a Bird Handling session to choose from, all of which give older kids a chance to get close to, and even fly some beautiful birds. Full training and equipment are provided, plus some interesting information about the birds from the experienced falconer.

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings4.49km from Haughmond Abbey

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings is the world’s first iron-framed building and forerunner of today’s skyscrapers. One of the most important buildings of the industrial revolution, it reflects a time when Shropshire led the way in engineering. Abandoned and derelict for 30 years, restoration work is now taking place to save this remarkable industrial building and to bring the site back into use as a centre for culture and creative industries.

National Trust - Attingham Park
National Trust - Attingham Park4.86km from Haughmond Abbey

Attingham Park is an English country house and estate in Shropshire. Located near the village of Atcham, on the B4380 Shrewsbury to Wellington road. It is owned by the National Trust. It is a Grade I listed building. The Estate comprises roughly 4,000 acres, but during the early 1800s extended to twice that amount at 8,000 acres. The extensive 640 acres parkland and gardens of Attingham have a Grade II* Listed status.

National Trust - Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill

The National Trust's Cronkill House on the Attingham Park Estate, Shropshire, is an Italianate villa designed by John Nash. It stands proudly on a hillside with stunning views across the Attingham Estate. Discover this striking house, stroll around the gardens and enjoy one of Shropshire’s hidden gems.

Shrewsbury Abbey
Shrewsbury Abbey5.07km from Haughmond Abbey

Shrewsbury Abbey, also known as the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, is located to the east of the town centre on the site of an earlier wooden Saxon church. It was founded in 1083 by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury as a Benedictine Monastery. It grew to be one of the most important and influential abbeys in England, and an important centre of pilgrimage. Although much of the Abbey was destroyed in the 16th century, the nave survived as a parish church, and today serves as the mother

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Shropshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. It is bordered by Wales to the west and the English counties of Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the southeast, and Herefordshire to the south.