After a short break due to the pandemic, Combermere Abbey is pleased to announce the return of its popular house tours and is opening its doors to the public for guided tours, group tours and Invitation to View events this summer.
The abbey is a much loved local gem located in the Cheshire/Shropshire borderlands with a colourful history dating back to 1133. As the tour unfolds, you’ll learn about Combermere Abbey’s history from its beginnings up until the recent renovations that have made it into the beautiful home it is today.
Open to heritage lovers everywhere, general house tours will run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until August 19th. Tickets are priced at £10 per person, with under 16s invited to come along for free. In order to comply with government guidelines, tours initially limited to 6 persons, with online booking available on specific dates.
Additionally, groups will be able to take tours of the abbey beginning June 21st. During these 3 hour sessions, refreshments are provided in the room in which they are held. They can be scheduled for weekday mornings or afternoons. Group tours are limited to 20 people and must be booked in advance by email or telephone. Private group tours cost £15 per person.
Combermere Abbey is also announcing plans to bring back its special Invitation to View events. In partnership with Historic Houses, these tours are ideal for heritage buffs and include an afternoon tea with current abbey owner and custodian, Sarah Callander Beckett. Tickets are priced at £20 each and can be booked online.
Sarah Callander Beckett, owner of Combermere Abbey said:
Alongside tours for the public, the estate is also keen to engage with local schools and educational groups to develop outdoor visits which offer such valuable opportunities to develop life skills and experiences.
There are currently two B&B rooms in the North Wing as well as 10 self-catering cottages available on the estate. They will be open with tours for visitors who wish to explore the region’s treasure trove of historic venues and gardens.
For updates, you can visit the Combermere Abbey tours page, social media channels or to find out more about the restoration of this historic home, there is a dedicated site you can visit which documents the history.
For alternative dates and for more information on tours, group tours and Invitation to View events, guests are advised to email firstname.lastname@example.org.