Visit The Abbey At Milton
Discover over 1,000 years of history in the Abbey, founded by King Athelstan. This historic building and its unique environment and setting attracts visitors from around the world and provides a warm welcome to all. Located approximately 30 miles south-west of Salisbury, Milton Abbey can be found mid-way between the Georgian market town, Blandford Forum and Dorchester in Dorset. Limited parking is currently available in front of the School, and there is a low bridge (10’3″) giving restricted height on the road from Milton Abbas to Milton Abbey. The Milton Abbey Heritage Trust has been established as a registered charity for the protection, restoration, educational interpretation and development of The Abbey, St. Catherine’s Chapel and the surrounding Capability Brown landscape as buildings and land of historical and architectural importance. The Bishop of Salisbury has supported the Trust, working together to promote Christian worship and an enhanced visitor experience at The Abbey.
Before the Reformation in 1540, the Abbey was a community of Benedictine monks. One of the Benedictine rules is to welcome all visitors as if you were welcoming Christ himself. We continue to welcome visitors according to this Benedictine rule and our staff, volunteer stewards and guides are responsible for offering our visitors a high quality experience and warm welcome.
Behind the scenes, volunteers help with everything from fundraising to refreshments. If you have a few hours a week to spare, we would love to hear from you. In return for donating their time and skills, our volunteers receive free entry to The Abbey Exhibitions, personal training, and have the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping to preserve over a thousand years of history for future generations.
You can become a Member of our Abbey without financial commitment, although of course gifts and donations are always welcome. To learn more why not visit our Abbey Community site at: https://timecounts.org/miltonabbey