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Romsey Abbey

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Address: Romsey SO51 8EL, England
Phone Number: +44 1794 513125
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The little market town of Romsey features a rare and intact medieval hall...

The little market town of Romsey features a rare and intact medieval hall house that was part of Romsey Abbey (circa 1120 AD,) and which today serves as the center for Anglican worship and civic events.

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Ancient and Modern

Very historical, beautiful windows, but didn't find a leaflet on who, what or when they were designed and made, just saying. Contrary to other reviewers, I like the fact that the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very historical, beautiful windows, but didn't find a leaflet on who, what or when they were designed and made, just saying. Contrary to other reviewers, I like the fact that the stewards approach and offer help, they can direct you to a peaceful place for prayer etc. Some of the banners, made by church members, were extraordinary. Certainly worth a... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful building full of atmosphere. I am a frequent visitor to concerts and a sometime church goer. The advent service was packed . A beautiful traditional occasion. Everyone is really friendly. A huge contrast with Winchester Cathedral However it could be even nicer if those welcoming visitors were a little less enthusiastic. Often a visit is for a quiet... More 

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Salisbury
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165 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not visited the Abbey for many years and had forgotten what a beautiful and interesting building it is. One of the guides approached us and gave us lots of interesting history on the building and the graves / memorials within. Our visit coincided with a rehearsal for a recital which was just lovely to sit and listen to. If you... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place and even though I live just up the road I still love a regular pop in just to soak it up. So much history it is seeping out of the walls and it is truly beautiful (so often things are over rated but not here) In one place you can still see the origin footings which... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. I was given a useful map of the building on entering which proved handy and pointed out the various features of the abbey. There are lovely intricate stained glass windows and informative plaques throughout the building. A nice place to "escape" the stresses of the modern world we live in.

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1 Thank YvonneMChapman
Chandler’s Ford
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49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful place. So serene, peaceful and uplifting. It has a fascinating history, fantastic vaulted ceilings and lovely stained glass windows. We've lived close to Romsey for over three years but this is only the second time we've visited the Abbey (the first was to a christening and we were focussed on the font and, basically, ignored the rest... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting a friend who recently moved into the area, we walked round charming Romsey and into the Abbey. There we were surprised and delighted by the warm greeting from the volunteer stewards. One of them handed us an excellent guide to the Abbey, quite one of the best I've ever seen. A folded C5 sheet opens out to show an... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Nice place to visit with fascinating stories and lovely stained glass windows. Unfortunately, the first time we tried to visit there was a wedding taking place so we had to return on another day!

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Manaccan, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I often go to Romsey Abbey on my own and with my Grandson, who loves it there. It gives one time to chill and reflect on life. A special place.

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Gloucestershire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A very atmospheric and interesting place with some incredible history - the Saxon Rood, (which is a little carving of the Crucifixion), and a Saxon plait of hair, are two of the most amazing things to see here. The leaflet handed out by the volunteers will point you in the direction of other things you shouldn't miss, such as the... More 

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