Stanbrook Abbey Hotel
Location: Worcester, Worcestershire
Stanbrook Abbey Hotel is a recently converted 19th century monastery which retains a stunning amount of original features. Set in 26 acres of extensive gardens yet only five miles from Worcester and easily accessed from the M5, Stanbrook Abbey is one of Worcestershire's best-kept secrets.
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† These prices are based on two people sharing a standard double or twin bedroom
Stanbrook Abbey Hotel is the former home of a community of Benedictine nuns who fled France in the 19th century to escape religious persecution. They moved into the 18th-century mansion of Stanbrook Hall and commissioned the renowned architect Edward Welby Pugin, eldest son of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin who was responsible for the interior design of Westminster Abbey, to design the church with its landmark bell tower. In later years, a new monastery attached to the church with cloisters and accommodation around three sides of a courtyard, was designed by Edward Welby Pugin's brothers, Peter Paul Pugin and Cuthbert Welby Pugin.
In 2009 the nuns moved into a new purpose-built monastery in Yorkshire and in 2010 Stanbrook Abbey was sold. The estate was deconsecrated, refurbished and opened as a hotel in 2012. The former monastery lives on through the original architecture – from the dramatic stone cloisters to the gothic stained-glass windows, enabling guests to experience a unique taste of what life in an abbey was once like.