General Info

How to Get to Alton Abbey

The nearest town is Alton, Hampshire, about 4 miles away. Don’t get it mixed up with the “other” Alton Abbey, now Alton Towers Theme Park, 189 miles away in Staffordshire!

View map & detailed directions to Alton Abbey…

Opening Hours

The Abbey grounds are open for visitors to wander around at any time in daylight hours.

The Visitors’ Centre is open from 8.00am to 5.00pm


Welcome to Alton Abbey
Visitors welcome…

Please note that on a few days each year, the Abbey is closed to all members of the public while the monks have a community quiet day.

Please check the Abbey Calendar, on the right-hand-side of the page, to make sure that the Abbey is open on the day you intend to visit.

Services in the Abbey Church

Alton Abbey Church Interior
Altar & Choir in the Abbey Church

All are welcome to join the Community at these daily services. Weekly service sheets are posted to our homepage. Each service sheet give details of Mass & Office times, liturgical calendar, settings etc for that week.

Coffee With The Community

Relax and join the community for tea or coffee in the Visitors’ Centre immediately after morning Mass.

Spiritual Direction & Confession


The Confessional in the Abbey church

Auricular confession and sacramental reconciliation are available on request.

Some of the monks are available to those who wish to explore having a spiritual director, soul friend, or companion to assist them in the development of their personal spirituality.

Please contact the Abbot in the first instance