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Visiting

Serving refreshmentsWe welcome visitors from all over the world. With our recently completed development project, we now have fine displays explaining the fascinating history of the Abbey, the parish church and the town. We have artefacts and documents from our archives on display, some of which are over 500 years old. On these pages you will find information about how to get the best out of your visit.

Current visiting hours

DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday-Saturday 10.00 am 4.00 pm
Sunday Closed  


All are welcome to attend services outside of these times, or to sit quietly whilst the service takes place.

Changes to normal visiting hours 

Funeral - Friday 5 May, 11:00
The Abbey is normally closed to visitors from 15 mins before a funeral for around an hour.

Wedding - Friday 21 April, 13:30
Wedding - Saturday 22 April, 14:00
Wedding - Saturday 29 April, 11:00
Wedding - Saturday 29 April, 13:30
Wedding - Saturday 13 May, 10:30
Wedding - Saturday 13 May, 13:00
Wedding - Wednesday 17 May, 14:00
Wedding - Saturday 3 June, 13:00

The Abbey is normally closed to visitors from 30 mins before a wedding for around an hour and a half.

Abbey shop

General

We are open almost every weekday of the year from 10:00am, and on Sunday afternoons in the summer.  The Abbey does close occasionally for special events such as funerals. Do check this website or with the Parish office (see Contact Us page) if you are travelling any distance to ensure that we will be open. Entry is completely free, although we do ask that you leave a donation to help towards the running costs of the church, which are considerable.

The Abbey Shop

We have a well-equipped shop within the Abbey selling souvenirs, local produce, all sorts of books and religious items.  It’s worth a visit on its own!