The Cistercian abbey of Cleeve is a haven of peace and tranquillity, said to contain the finest cloister buildings in England.
Visit the English Heritage website for Cleeve Abbey.
What makes it special
- Explore the ancient abbey ruins
- The 'Green Man' - ask the staff where he can be found!
April to June - 10:00 to 17:00
July and August - 10:00 to 18:00
September and October - 10:00 to 17:00
English Heritage members - Free
Adults - £5.90
Children (5-17) - £3.50
Concession - £5.30
Other things to do nearby
Dramatically sited on top of a wooded hill, with panoramic views, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times.
You'll find lots of ideas for adventure at the Minehead resort - a great family option for rainy days! Visit the Butlins website
A twenty mile scenic journey back in time through the gently rolling Quantock hills from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard on a steam train. Visit the website
Exmoor’s coast boasts England’s highest sea cliffs and a great way to get acquainted with this incredible scenery is to walk the challenging but rewarding route along the SWCP to Porlock Weir, and the
Exmoor and the Quantock Hills remain a key mountain biking destination - a must for any enthusiasts. Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the rolling landscape.
There are plenty of road cycling opportunities around Minehead, it's quite a hilly location so it's better suited for more advanced cyclists.
Wimbleball Lake is only 40 minutes away, where you can learn to kayak, canoe, sail and fish with all the equipment provided.
13.5 miles Majestic Lake with miles of lovely walks, trout fishing and tuition in sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and rowing. Visit the website
The centre aims to promote and conserve the Exmoor pony. Meet the resident ponies or take to the saddle for a taster session. Visit the Centre's website
Explore Exmoor by Land Rover using seldom used tracks and ancient byeways - look for the elusive deer and famous Exmoor ponies. Visit the Exmoor Safari website
Explore the high heather moorland, ancient woodlands and dramatic cliffs, interspersed with picturesque villages and farms. Visit the website
Get back to nature and stride out on foot to explore the beauty of this part of the country.
Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the rolling landscape.
This lovely area is great for water sports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge and enjoy some fun on, or in, the water!
Brean Leisure Park is the largest Fun Park in the South West. There are 40 fantastic rides, from thrilling roller coasters to children’s river boat rides, pony rides and old favourites like the
Animal Farm Adventure Park has it all - from the Animal Safari trail and paddocks, to the land train, play barn and adventure play areas. Set on the Somerset levels, the farm nestles between the