Minster Abbey

Due to the Covid-19 virus Minster Abbey will remain closed for 2020. 

Minster Abbey, the first Monastery was founded in 670 and the present buildings date back to 1027. Part of the Abbey was destroyed at the Reformation but some fine buildings remain and this is home to a community of Nuns.

It is possibly the oldest inhabited house in England and is  certainly the only pre-reformation Monastery to be currently used as a Religious house in England. The present community returned in 1937.

The Abbey is situated in beautiful tranquil gardens and is a place of peace and serenity, where the community of sisters run a small guest house and conference rooms.

Opening Times

The garden tea rooms are still open Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 4pm.


Church St Minster
CT12 4HF

Entry Price

Free Entry