If buildings could speak, Bisham Abbey would have a fascinating story to tell. The 800 year old Abbey was once a home for the English nobility and aristocracy and is now part of one of Sport England’s National Sports Centres used as a prestigious training venue for over 20 different sports and organisations including the English Institute of Sport, England Hockey, Living Tennis and the England Football and Rugby Associations. The Abbey is also available for private hire for functions, corporate events, conferences and weddings.
As a centre of excellence for not only the country’s leading sportsmen and women, but also the local community, Bisham Abbey provides a state of the art sporting and non-sporting facilities. We aim to provide a 'World Class Experience', where everything we do ensures that our customers are valued and their satisfaction and recommendation to others is paramount.
Sporting Facilities and Services include:
- Football pitches
- Synthetic hockey pitches
- 90 Station Fitness Suite
- Workout classes
- Squash courts
- Tennis courts (hard and clay)
- Abbey Clinic (sports rehabilitation)
- Bisham Abbey Sailing and Navigation School
Weddings and events
Bisham abbey also has years of experience hosting weddings, civil ceremonies, conferences, meetings, corporate events and team building activities. Whatever your budget or size of party, simply leave the organising to us.
If you are interested in hiring any of our facilities listed above then please fill out the contact form below and a member of our team will be in be in touch to help you further with your enquiry.
How to Find Us
Located midway between Junction 4 of the M40 and Junction 8/9 of the M4, Bisham Abbey is ideally situated for access from London, Heathrow, Southeast and the Midlands. Our nearest airport is Heathrow a mere 30 minute drive away and our nearest train station is Marlow just a short five minutes away. Alternatively Maidenhead and High Wycombe have good links to London and are also only 10-15 minutes drive.
Filming and Photography Policy
Please be aware that unauthorised filming and photography of staff, facilities and buildings at Bisham Abbey NSC is strictly forbidden. Permission will be granted on a case-by-case basis following a formal request. To enquire please contact us with full details of your request.
Bisham Abbey is owned by the Sports Council Trust Company and is the home of Sport England. Serco Leisure Operating Limited are the agent and contractor to Sport England.
Neighbourhood Life is our approach to helping ‘more people, become more active, more often’. The 3 key areas of Neighbourhood Life enable us to focus our services on improving health and wellbeing, establishing our centres as community hubs and providing opportunities to participate in a range of sports.
Health and Wellbeing
We help local neighbourhoods and communities to improve their wellbeing through access to programmes of support that help them become more active, more often and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
We want our leisure centres to be community hubs, where you can participate in a range of physical and social activities. In addition to getting people more active to benefit their health, and teaching important life skills such as swimming, we also provide many other activities, such as helping older people to remain active and to socialise, activities for young people that they are interested in and providing opportunities for families to have fun together.
We want to increase the opportunities for people to participate in a range of different sports. We work in partnership with National Governing Bodies to deliver programmes that make sport more accessible and fun for beginners or returners. We also work with local clubs to identify and develop local talent.