Visiting the Abbey
Opening times and access
The Abbey is open 365 days a year, 8.00 am - 6.00 pm (summer) / 8.00 am - dusk (winter), and entry is free.
On occasion, the building may not be fully accessible if in
use for services, weddings, concerts, recordings, repair or
restoration work. To ensure you are not disappointed, please
check the Abbey
bookings calendar or telephone the parish office before
Disabled access: Ramp into Abbey and Cloister Gallery, Disabled toilet
If you are planning a group visit and would like to book a
guided tour or afternoon tea, there are full details of
pre-bookable Tours and Teas options available at the Abbey in
the information sheet which you can download
To ensure access will be possible, it is essential to pre-book all group visits (over ten people) with the parish office, even if you do not require a guided tour or tea.
How to find us
The Abbey has no car park. Please use the free public car park in Bridge End, directly opposite the Abbey. There is limited street parking but visitors are asked not to cause congestion or to inconvenience local residents.
For major events, follow signs for Abbey Parking (free) in the recreation ground and across the river bridge in Abbey View meadow, which are marked on the map below. Private coaches may drop passengers in the bus stop at the end of the Rose Walk, and park in the lay by on the Henley Road.Click here for details of a parking map for Dorchester.
From M40 travelling South: No exit junction
7 so Exit at Junction 6 and take B4009 via Watlington to
Benson, then A4074 to Dorchester-on-Thames.
From M40 travelling North: Exit at
Junction 7 and take A329 via Stadhampton and Warborough to
Shillingford, then A4074 to Dorchester-on-Thames.
From M4 travelling West: Exit at Junction
8/9 and take A404/A4130 via Henley on Thames and Nettlebed to
Crowmarsh, then A4074 to Dorchester-on-Thames.
From M4 travelling East: Exit at Junction
13 and take A34 to Abingdon, then A415 to
Nearest Train Stations: Didcot Parkway (taxi
service available) Oxford (bus and taxi services available)
Nearest Airport: London Heathrow (buses to central Oxford) Bus timetables can be found at http://www.thames-travel.co.uk/