Hailes Abbey

sights / Historic

Hailes Abbey information

Location
Winchcombe , England
Address
Hailes
More information
www.english-heritage.org.uk
Prices
adult/child £4.50/2.70
Opening hours
10am-5pm Apr-Nov
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Two miles northeast of Winchcombe are the meagre ruins of this Cistercian abbey, once one of the country's main pilgrimage centres, due to a long-running medieval scam. The abbey was said to possess a vial of Christ's blood, which turned out to be merely coloured water. Before the deception came to light, thousands of pilgrims contributed to the abbey's wealth.