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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
Not free for members
Facilities
  • Free parking
Accessibility

Please note: the most important room in the house is on the first floor and it is not possible to accommodate visitors with severe mobility problems or wheelchairs.

Please ensure that suitable footwear is worn as the tour includes outside areas. This includes a period of walking across the lawns which may be uneven in areas.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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

Combermere Abbey will be open for Public Tours of the Abbey from Tuesday 7th March 2023 – Thursday 1st June 2023, with pre-booked guided tours taking place at 2pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. The tour will last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

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: £12.50 per adult, £6 per child (aged 10-16), tour lasts approx 1.5 hours. Pre-booking is essential here or 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.

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 12 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

Please note: the most important room in the house is on the first floor and it is not possible to accommodate visitors with severe mobility problems or wheelchairs.

Please ensure that suitable footwear is worn as the tour includes outside areas. This includes a period of walking across the lawns which may be uneven in areas.

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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