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Roche Abbey

A634, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8NW, UK


About Roche Abbey

Roche Abbey was once home to 50 monks and 100 lay brothers. Unlike other Cistercian monastries in Yorkshire, such as Rievaulx or Byland Abbey, Roche was modest in size which was more typical of the order. Beautifully set in a valley landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th Century, Roche Abbey has one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, laid out as excavated foundations.

Attractions near Roche Abbey

Conisbrough Castle9.53km from Roche Abbey

Conisbrough Castle is a medieval fortification in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, England. The castle was initially built in the 11th century by William de Warenne, the Earl of Surrey, after the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Hamelin Plantagenet, the illegitimate, parvenu brother of Henry II, acquired the property by marriage in the late 12th century.

National Trust - Mr Straw's House10.71km from Roche Abbey

Mr Straw's House is a National Trust place located in Nottinghamshire, and the preserved 1920s period home of a grocer's family. The house displays an eclectic mix of period costumes, memorabilia, and household items. Walking through the door of Number 7 Blythe Grove is like entering a time capsule, a place where nothing has changed in over 70 years.

Sprotbrough Flash11.19km from Roche Abbey

Sprotbrough Flash is one of the richest wildlife sites in South Yorkshire. A mosaic of open water, wetland, woodland and limestone grassland aod so more. The size of the protected area is 28 hectares. The Trans Pennine Trail passes through the area. Sightings of a range of bird and land life have been noted here.  one of the iconic location whee you can spend some nice time int the middle of nature.

Clifton Park Museum11.28km from Roche Abbey

Clifton Park Museum is located close to the centre of Rotherham in South Yorkshire. The building dates from 1783 and was originally the home of the Walker Family, a local firm of iron founders. It tells the story of Rotherham from earliest times to the present day. Exhibits include Roman artefacts from the local Templeborough Fort; the renowned Rockingham ceramics collection from nearby Swinton, including the 1.2 metre tall Rhinoceros Vase which, when it was fired in 1826.

South Yorkshire Transport Museum11.3km from Roche Abbey

The South Yorkshire Transport Museum is a transport museum of South Yorkshire and surrounding areas in the United Kingdom. It was formerly known as the Sheffield Bus Museum. The Museum, a registered charity, is currently home to around 50 vehicles, including buses, a tram, locomotive and 2 tractors.

Rother Valley Country Park11.62km from Roche Abbey

The Rother Valley Country Park is a country park in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, close to Rotherham's border with Sheffield and Derbyshire. It covers 3 square kilometres,has four artificial lakes, recreational activities and nature reserves. The majority of the park is on land that was open cast for coal, with the main excavation sites filled by the artificial lakes.

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South Yorkshire is a ceremonial and metropolitan county in England. It is the southernmost county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region and had a population of 1.34 million in 2011. One of the iconic counties with so many tourism possibilities. .