The South Sights

Cerne Abbey

  • A352 Map It
  • Cerne Abbas
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Little remains of this 10th-century Benedictine abbey, however, the grounds of the South Gate House (a private residence constructed in the 16th and 18th centuries using materials from the abbey, including its original Saxon doorway) has some later remnants. The Abbot's Porch, built in 1509, was once the entrance to the abbot's quarters and is notable for its double oriel window with carvings of small animals; the 15th-century guest house is one of the few surviving monastic hospices. At the other end of the village is the monastery's original Tithe Barn. You are welcome to look around the grounds at the owner's discretion for a small donation.

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A352, Cerne Abbas, DT2, England

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Published 08/18/2015


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