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Combermere Abbey

A former Cistercian Monastry situated on the shores of a large mere in Cheshire and set in 1,000 acres.

Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4AJ

Combermere Abbey, Shropshire
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Please note that Combermere Abbey does not offer free access to members of Historic Houses, but is a member of our association, along with hundreds of houses we support across the UK. In order to see places you can visit for free as a Historic Houses member, please see our ‘Free to Visit’ listings page here.

Combermere Abbey was originally a Cistercian monastery dating from 1133. It became a Tudor manor and was then re-modelled in 1820 in the Gothic style for Viscount Combermere, one of Wellington’s favourite generals. It was bought in 1919 by Sir Kenneth Crossley, the Manchester car manufacturer, and is now owned by his great granddaughter and her family.

Opening Times

The house itself can only be visited during one of the afternoon guided tours – numbers are limited and pre-booking is essential. See ADMISSION for more information.

Group tours take place all year round and must be arranged in advance.

Admission

Open days: £10 per adult, £5 per child (under 16), tour lasts approx 1.5 hours. Pre-booking is essential through the Estate Office – 01948 871662 (Ext 1).

Group tours: £20 per person including refreshments, tour lasts 2.5-3 hours. To book a group visit, or for more information, please ring Pat Jacobs on 01284 827087 or email pat.jacobs@historichouses.org.

Invitation to View tours led by the owner: £25 per person including refreshments, tour lasts 2.5-3 hours. Click here for more information about Invitation to View tours of Combermere Abbey.

This house is not part of the Free for Members scheme, but is one of many houses on our website that we support to promote their tours, weddings, filming and other commercial offerings. To see all the places you can visit as a Historic Houses member, please visit our ‘Free for Members’ listings page here. Or to find out more about how the membership scheme works and how it supports our work to protect independent heritage, visit our page here.

Group Visits

Group tours take place all year round and must be arranged in advance.

  • Group tours cost £20 per person and last approx. 2.5 hours, including refreshments
  • The minimum number is 15 people, maximum 20 people
  • Group visits are not available on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays

To book a group tour, or for more information, please ring Pat Jacobs on 01284 827087 or email pat.jacobs@historichouses.org.

 

Accessibility
  • Access statement available
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

An award-winning estate with seven listed buildings now all restored after a 25-year programme, it has diversified into tourism with 10 self-catering cottages and a luxury B & B in the North Wing of the Abbey; corporate event management and weddings; a location for film, TV and advertising; business park and an organic farm.

Well recognised as a centre of excellence in South Cheshire, it has won many awards including the Historic Houses/Sotheby’s Award in 2016 for the restoration of the Abbey.

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