From ruins to retail therapy, foodie treats and family fun to walks and wildlife, there’s something for everyone at Creake Abbey. Whether you want to shop, dine or explore (or all three!), you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Just a short walk from the Café & Food Hall is Creake Abbey itself. Founded in 1206, this monastic complex was the centre of its community for many years, offering medicines and spiritual guidance, as well as providing staples like fresh fruit, herbs and fish to those who lived nearby.
The ruins of this Augustinian Abbey are both stunning and atmospheric, packed with fascinating architectural features, attracting families, walkers, artists, photographers and history buffs alike. Now managed by English Heritage, they are open every day of the year, and entry is free. The site has ample free parking. Click here for more information about the Abbey’s fascinating history.
If you fancy a spot of retail therapy, then head to Creake Abbey Courtyard, which boasts a hairdresser, country clothing shop, framer and gallery, and an antiques and interiors shop, all just next door to the Café & Food Hall.
Go wild at Creake Abbey!
Creake Abbey and its surrounds are a mecca for walkers and nature lovers. Nestled in amongst beautiful water meadows and recognised as an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), the area offers great bird and nature spotting opportunities including resident barn owls, red kites which breed in the vicinity, bull finches and field fare.
We are delighted to be working with The One Stop Nature Shop to supply binoculars and a telescope permanently to the Café for spotting the myriad birdlife over the meadows outside theCafe. All Cafe customers will have free access to two pairs of Viking Navilux binoculars and one telescope. Ask the Café staff for more details.
Any customer with a receipt from the Café and Food Hall will be entitled to a special discount on the Viking Navilux Binocular, at £99 saving £30. Come and visit their stand in front of the grain store on market days or take your receipt to The One Stop Nature Shop at Burnham Deepdale (just 5 miles away)
Download our circular guided walk from Creake Abbey to Burnham Thorpe, birthplace of Lord Nelson. Click here Guided circular walk from Creake Abbey to Burnham Thorpe
What’s on at Creake Abbey
There’s always plenty to do at Creake Abbey. Along with the Courtyard shops, walks and the Abbey ruins to explore, there’s a packed events programme throughout the year.
The first Saturday of every month (except January), is their award winning Farmers’ Market from 9.30am to 1pm. With over 50 food only stalls offering the best local produce, it’s a great opportunity to stock up on meats, vegetables, cakes, breads and dairy products to name a few. Click here for more information.
Our neighbours in the Creake Abbey Courtyard
Christopher William Country offers a great selection of stylish clothing, shooting wear, footwear, accessories and gifts from well-known brands including Dubarry, Aigle, Musto, Le Chameau, Laksen, Toggi and Alan Paine. They have recently introduced an exciting range of children’s toys and clothing too! Click here for their website .
Fineline Frames & Gallery opened in the Courtyard this Spring, and offer a bespoke framing service to galleries, artists and members of the public. They also show works by local, national and international artists. Click here for more information.
Home by Annie Lambert is packed with Annie’s finds from Europe and beyond, from stylish antique furniture and gardenalia, to mirrors, rugs and decorative objects for the home. Annie also offers an interior design service and can be contacted on 07796 656384
Six Appleyard Hair Salon at Creake Abbey offer cuts and styling, the full Aveda colour spectrum service, Aveda botanical treatments, colour corrections and consultations. The gorgeous and green Aveda hair and lifestyle products are also sold at the salon. Click here for their website.
New to Creake Abbey, Utopia The Unexpected Gallery’s artisans are passionate about creating a gallery of exclusive atmospheric pieces that both celebrate and redefine well-worn antiques and intriguing finds for your characterful home or business. Includes unique statement lighting: floor and table lamps, quirky pendants and twinkling chandeliers, plus limited-edition lampshades, exquisite antique looking-glasses and unusual framed artefacts and original sculpture and limited-edition art prints. Click here for their website