A MUCH loved abbey outside Whitchurch has announced it will be opening its grounds to the public with its popular Bluebell Walks and for tours of the building.

Comberemere Abbey will hold the the Bluebell Walks on Sunday, April 23, Sunday, April 30 and Sunday, May 14 and it will take place between 10am and 2pm with the strolll being about an hour and two miles long.

House tours of the abbey will take place between Tuesday, March 7 and Thursday, June 1 and will run at specific times on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and Comberemere Abbey owner, Sarah Callander Beckett is looking forward to welcoming visitors.

She said: "It is always such a joy to open our grounds and abbey to the public in this way every year.


"We see new and old faces, all of whom enjoy every single second of their walk or tour.

"The snowdrops are already out in the woods, and the bluebells are very much on their way.

"This is truly nature’s gift to us, and we so enjoy sharing it with others."

Many people came to enjoy the Bluebell Walks last year and the abbey has previously received well known visitors.

Whitchurch Herald:

A spokesperson said: "Based in the heart of the British countryside on the Cheshire / Shropshire border, Combermere Abbey is a much-loved local treasure.

"Esteemed guests from far and wide have travelled to take in the breath-taking woodland carpets of bluebells, including ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and ‘I’m A Celebrity’ star, AJ Pritchard.

"Last year, the estate enjoyed hundreds visitors to the grounds in the spring, a revival for the business following Covid-19 disruption in previous years and welcomed by those seeking opportunities to walk in their extraordinary ancient woods."

Whitchurch Herald:

Visitors will be able to park in the Park View Business Centre and enjoy refreshments in The Old Piggery Cafe from 9.30am.

The abbey confirmed there is accomodation for visitors. 

A spokesperson added: "Those travelling from further afield to enjoy the Bluebell Walk or house tours of Combermere Abbey can stay overnight in one of its self-catering, dog-friendly holiday cottages or one of two North Wing luxury B&B suites.

"The Bluebell Walk comes at no extra charge for guests, but tour ticket prices are not included in the price of an overnight stay."

To find regular updates on Bluebell Walks and public tours of the abbey visit https://www.facebook.com/combermereabbey/ or https://combermereabbey.co.uk/