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Living Heritage

Founded in 1147, Dore Abbey is the only medieval Cistercian Abbey surviving in England. The amazing story of it's survival and it's restoration in order to save a family's heritage give it a special place in Herefordshire's history.

An outstanding example of the design of Bishop Laud and the workmanship of Herefordshire master craftsman John Abel. 

Saved again by the Friends of Dore Abbey 20 years ago, it is a living piece of our heritage that serves God as a thriving church, and the community as a resource for the arts, education, charities and local festivities.

Open every day of the week - Visitors always welcome

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Everyone welcome, everyday of the week, check times on website


Clergy - 01981 240079
Tours Peter Rostron 01981 570628
Diocese of Hereford logoEnglish Choral ExperienceEnglish Heritage logo
Disabled access Bus stop No smoking Pets welcome Fishing onsite or nearby Disabled facilities Children welcome Groups welcome Walking path nearby
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Dore Abbey Dore Abbey screen Inside Dore Abbey
Our visitors say:
"A most extraordinary building - I was overwhelmed by the passion of the people who look after and run it and make it available" . Diana Evans, English Heritage Head of Places of Worship during an interview with Sandy Toksvig on 'Excess Baggage' on Radio 4 on 11 September 2010

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