Things to see or do
- Directions from Town: Situated on the east side of the village of Greyabbey, on main A2 Portaferry Road.
- Prices: Admission Free.
- Opening times: 1st Oct 2011 – 31st Mar 2012 12noon – 4pm Sun only 1st Apr – 31st May 2012 10am – 5pm Tues - Sun only 1st Jun – 30th Sept 2012 10am – 5pm daily 1st Oct – 31st Oct 2012 12noon – 4pm Tues - Sun only 1st Nov 2012 – 28th Feb 2013 12noon – 4pm Sun only 1st Mar – 31st Mar 2013 12noon – 4pm Tues - Sun only
- Mobile narrative: The ruins of a Cistercian abbey founded in 1193 by Affreca, wife of John de Courcy.
Grey AbbeyNewtownards Down - Northern Ireland
This Cistercian Abbey church and its living quarters were founded in 1193 by Affreca wife of John de Courcy, the Anglo-Norman invader of East Ulster.
The Abbey is set in the landscaped parkland of the 18th Century Rosemount House; however, visitors should note that these grounds are private. Visitors are welcome to wander among the ruins and the lawns, where picnics are also permitted.
There is pedestrian and wheelchair access from the car park to the visitor centre, herb garden and abbey church. Gravel paths and grass areas may make some parts of the site inaccessible to some users.
No unaccompanied children under the age of 16.
ContactTelephone+44 (0)28 9181 1491
Address: Grey Abbey, Greyabbey, Down, BT22 2NQ