Waverley Abbey

Farnham, Surrey GU9 8EP

Telephone: 0370 333 1181

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Waverley Abbey in Surrey was the very first monastery founded in Britain by the reforming Cistercian religious order. A small group of monks from France settled in this quiet spot by the River Wey in 1128, and Waverley soon became the springboard for Cistercian settlement in southern England. The impressive remains include the fine 13th century vaulted refectory or dining hall for the lay brothers, the Cistercians' labour force.Fragments of the church and monastic buildings of the first Cistercian abbey in England, founded in 1128. Don't miss the new graphic panels that tell the story of this important monastery.

Waverley Abbey is situated 2 miles south east of Farnham, off the B3001.

Access: The ruins are approximately 350 metres from the car park across uneven turf.

Parking: There is limited parking at the site. The ruins are roughly a five minute walk from the car park.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.


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