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Buildwas Abbey - Things to Know Before Visiting

Much Wenlock Rd, Buildwas, Telford TF8 7BW, UK

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About Buildwas Abbey

The extensive remains of the 12th-century Cistercian abbey of Buildwas stand in a water meadow beside the River Severn. It was founded in 1135 as a Savignac monastery by Roger de Clinton, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. Substantial remains of the abbey church and monk's quarters remain and are in the care of English Heritage.

Attractions Near Buildwas Abbey

National Trust - Benthall Hall
National Trust - Benthall Hall2.25km from Buildwas Abbey

The National Trust's Benthall Hall, Shropshire, is a 16th-century stone country house with surrounding gardens. This fine stone house with mullioned and transomed windows was built in the late 16th century for the Benthalls. The garden is largely the product of two tenants. George Maw, local pottery manufacturer and crocus enthusiast developed the garden from around 1865 onwards. Subsequently, the Victorian era Romantic painter and sculptor Robert Bateman, who was the son of a famous horticultu

Darby Houses
Darby Houses2.43km from Buildwas Abbey
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Head Office

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is an industrial heritage organisation which runs ten museums and manages multiple historic sites within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site in Shropshire, England, widely considered as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. It includes a number of settlements important to industrial history and with heritage assets, including Ironbridge, Coalport and Jackfield along the River Severn, and also Coalbrookdale and Broseley.

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron2.45km from Buildwas Abbey

The Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron in Shropshire is one of the ten museums that make up the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Coalbrookdale changed the world forever. The museum shows you how with trails galleries and interactive displays. This is also the location of the Darby furnace where ground breaking technology was used to smelt iron with coke resulting in the construction of the worlds first Iron Bridge.

Enginuity2.47km from Buildwas Abbey

Enginuity is a fun filled, hands-on science and engineering centre, with something for everyone to enjoy. ​​​​​​​The museum's exhibition floor is divided into four zones: Materials & Structures, Systems & Control, Energy and Design. Enginuity also offers workshops and interactive shows for school groups. During school holidays, the interactive shows are offered to the general public on varying themes.

Museum of The Gorge
Museum of The Gorge2.54km from Buildwas Abbey

The Museum of the Gorge, originally the Severn Warehouse, is one of the ten museums of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. It portrays the history of the Ironbridge Gorge and the surrounding area of Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, England. The site is at the Wharfage, just west of the village of Ironbridge. This location is also the confluence of the main manufacturing area of Coalbrookdale, and its non-navigable river, with the valley of the Severn.

Where is Buildwas Abbey

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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.