Church of England Diocese of Birmingham Polesworth

About Us

The Abbey was founded in 827 and was active
continuously till 1549. The remains of the Abbey Church,
Cloister, Gateway etc can be seen and access is now
possible to the rebuilt Cloister through the new Sensory
Garden. A guidebook is available and a free information
leaflet is provided to welcome visitors.

Our Visitors are welcome to visit the Refectory, Sensory
Garden, Abbey Church and former Cloister site. The
Gateway has been refurbished and tours are available.

Many visitors to Polesworth Abbey come from the canal
which runs through our village between Atherstone and
the Alvecote Marina. Special events include the Summer
Music festival. See details at www.polesworthabbey.co.uk