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Muchelney Abbey

Muchelney , TA10 0DQ

Muchelney Abbey


Muchelney Abbey, which lies two miles south of Langport, was once a landmark in the Somerset Levels and still has much to offer its visitors – history lovers in particular will enjoy this fascinating site but there is also plenty for families to do.

It was once a wealthy Benedictine house and the second oldest religious foundation in Somerset, but as part of the dissolution the abbey’s principal buildings were demolished by Henry VIII in 1538.

Visitors can still see the clearly laid out foundations of the abbey, parts of the richly decorated cloister walk and thatched monks’ lavatory- the only one of its kind in Britain. The 16th-century abbots’ house remains intact with its magnificent rooms, and site finds are on display illustrating monastic life.

With plenty of rooms to explore, this is an ideal day out whatever the weather and on sunny days, children have plenty of room to play in the grounds.

Don't Miss:
The Tudor house with lovely intact rooms and beautiful architecture
A walk along the richly decorated cloister
The only complete thatched monks' lavatory in England
Our family interactive story bag 'Daniel and The Great Flood'

Opening Hours

April to October




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                          • Blue Badge Guides admitted free

                          • Coach parking

                          • Danish printed material

                          • Delta accepted

                          • Dogs Accepted

                          • Educational Visits Accepted

                          • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors

                          • Family Fun

                          • French printed material

                          • German printed material

                          • Groups accepted

                          • Guide dogs permitted

                          • In countryside

                          • Indoor Attraction

                          • Maestro accepted

                          • Marketed towards families

                          • MasterCard accepted

                          • Max group size

                          • Min group size

                          • No Smoking Attraction

                          • On site parking

                          • Parking (free)

                          • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

                          • Picnic Site

                          • Printed Material in Foreign Languages

                          • Ramp/Level Access

                          • Special group rates

                          • TIC Staff Admitted Free

                          • Toilets

                          • Toilets for disabled visitors

                          • Visa accepted

                          Road Directions

                          Nearest major road is A372. On unclassified road 2 miles south of Langport off A372.

                          Public Transport Directions

                          Bus/Route No: 54

                          Route Description/Frequency: 54 Taunton - Yeovil (Mon-Sat) Taunton - Somerton (Sun and bank holidays)

                          Proximity to Bus Stop: 54 In Langport.

                          Disability Access: No

                          Nearest station is Taunton station.


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