- Picturesque Cistercian Abbey
- Undiscovered jewel of Somerset
- Dogs on leads are welcome
- Contact site for any restrictions
The picturesque Cistercian abbey of Cleeve boasts the most impressively complete and unaltered set of monastic cloister buildings in England, standing roofed and two storeys high. They include the gatehouse, the 15th-century refectory with its glorious angel roof, an unusual 'painted chamber', and now protected, the floor of an earlier refectory, decked from end to end with 13th-century heraldic tiles. The great dormitory is one of the finest examples in the country: beneath it are the vaulted warming room, and the sacristy with more early 13th-century tilework and decoration. Displays interpret the features of monastic life, while the exhibition 'Our Painted Past' illustrates wall-paintings from English Heritage properties throughout the country.
Dogs on leads are welcome - contact site for any restrictions. Assistance dogs are welcome everywhere.
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