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Netley Abbey

Abbey Hill, Netley, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Can be easilly missed as not well signposted

We tried to find the Abbey using the English Heritage directions and went past a number of times... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Janet H
Worcester, United Kingdom
Large Ruins

We stopped off at Netley Abbey for a picnic on a sunny day. It's owned by English Heritage, but... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Southampton, United Kingdom
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These romantic ruins dating from the 13th century have been a source of inspiration for many 18th-century writers and poets such as Horace Walpole and Thomas Gray.
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Abbey Hill, Netley, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

We tried to find the Abbey using the English Heritage directions and went past a number of times before managing to pin point where the entrance was. Entrance is free and the ruins are very interesting. There is a small gravel car park. There was...More

1  Thank Janet H
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We stopped off at Netley Abbey for a picnic on a sunny day. It's owned by English Heritage, but free to enter. It has a small car park, but it wasn't busy - not sure if it ever is? We did have a bit of...More

1  Thank Campergirl4
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A strict order of Monks founded this Abbey in the 12th Century. Henry the VIII had it demolished, but the ruins then became a courtiers house after some clever alterations. By Victorian times it was a ruin romantically covered with ivy and famed for picnickers....More

Thank DAVIDMS20050
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I had heard that the ruins of Netley Abbey had inspired writers but I couldn't understand how. Having visited for the first time I can see why - I still don't really understand it but I felt it. Real shame though that it is an...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit as it's only 10 minutes from our home! It is one of those places that you only hear about rather than know about. It's an English heritage site but it's FREE! You could spend maybe 30 minutes looking around; there's amazing architecture!...More

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The Abbey is pretty interesting, there's probably a few people who live in Hound Parrish that appreciate it and visit regularly, it's a bit like when I see people who live dead opposite the general hospital in Southampton, I say ..oooh! It's handy if you...More

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to wander around for an hour or so. It's free which is always a bonus however the car park is very small; enough room for about 8 cars if people park sensibly (about 5 of they don't!). Its an English Heritage property which...More

Thank Claire H
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We took the grand children . to show them the abbey worth a visit. Plenty of history easy to walk.around

Thank terence f
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a really lovely monument/ ruin/ abbey call it what you will. Extremely well kept, very beautiful, and can you believe it for such a large site free!!! It is vast, romantic and picturesque. Quite hard to find in that the sign, the only...More

1  Thank Enamelina
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Very peaceful and easy to get to. Good for relaxing and lots to actually learn over there. Also a good spot for a wedding (if you can book the venue £££)

Thank Kpokpogri O
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