Close to the Madford River and the village of Dunkeswell are the remains of one of Devon’s major Cistercian monasteries, founded in 1201. While it isn’t a large site, it is a fascinating one. Dunkeswell Abbey ruins are located in a mix of private and Heritage Trust owned land with permissive access, so please be mindful of local residents. The Abbey can also be viewed from the public footpath.
You can discover more about Dunkeswell Abbey in the red telephone box nearby.