Sawley Abbey

Sawley Abbey is a Grade I listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument, built around 1149, and lasting until 1536.

It was built for Cistercian monks and the last two abbots were executed.

In 2009, Sawley Abbey was featured for the 1st episode of series 3 of The Tudors.

Located in the village of Sawley, it is now managed by English Heritage and open to the public.  Entry to the ruins is free.

Opening hours

Opening Times:
Open daily
10am-5pm (April to October)
10am-4pm (November to March)

Closed over Christmas and New Year.

Access:  The abbey grounds are mostly flat and grassy.
Disabled access is limited.

Parking: Limited free parking on the road adjacent.

More Information: The abbey is usually opened each day by a local key holder.