Surrey may not have the monastic riches of some counties - primarily because many of the richest orders like the Cistercians settled far from major population centres, but that does not mean the county is devoid of interest if you are interested in medieval monasteries.
Waverley Abbey was the very first Cistercian Abbey established in England, under the patronage of William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester. The monastery was founded in 1128, and partial remains of the abbey church and a range of monastic buildings still stand in an attractive setting beside the River Wey. Waverley Lane,
England, GU9 8EP
Situated just seven miles from Heathrow airport this unique property and Historic Monument is a Grade One listed building dating from 1550 and retains a plethora of original features. Its past is evident in the mullioned windows, tall chimneys, Saxon moat, which surrounds three sides of formal gardens complete with … more >>
Over 700 years old this world famous village inn has recently been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. Accomodation includes 3 four poster bedrooms, 1 suite, 3 superior doubles and 1 single. All fresh traditional a la carte menu served at lunchtime and dinner. Extensive wine list accompanies fine selection … more >>