SAWLEY ABBEY

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Looking for: Heritage, Historical
Address: Sawley, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4NH
Postcode: BB7 4NH
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Outdoors
Telephone: 0370 333 1181
Website: Click Here

The remains of a Cistercian abbey founded in 1148, set against a backdrop of dramatic hills. After its dissolution in 1536, the monks were briefly returned to the abbey during the Pilgrimage of Grace. They remained in possession until the insurrection's collapse and the execution of their abbot.

Read more about the history of the abbey.

BEFORE YOU GO
Opening Times: Open daily, 10am-5pm April to September, and 10am-4pm October to March. Closed over Christmas and New Year. View details.

Access:  The abbey grounds are largely flat, grassed and interspersed with low level masonry. Limited disabled access.

Parking: On street parking only. 

Other Information: The site is opened daily by a local key keeper and managed locally by the Heritage Trust for the North West.

PLAN A GREAT DAY OUT
Sawley Abbey is set by the river, and its grounds make a great spot for a picnic.

The 14th century Whalley Abbey Gatehouse is seven miles from Sawley. It belonged to the nearby Cistercian abbey, which was once the second wealthiest monastery in Lancashire.

 

OPENING TIMES

1 APRIL - 30 SEPTEMBER 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
Good Friday
14 Apr 2017 10:00 - 17:00
Easter Sunday
16 Apr 2017 10:00 - 17:00
Easter Monday
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 OCTOBER 2017 - 29 MARCH 2018
30 MARCH 2018 ONWARDS
Opening times will be available nearer the time