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Watts Chapel

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Address: Down Lane | Compton, Guildford GU3 1DN, England
Phone Number: +44 1483 812181
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A magnificent experience

Everybody should visit this place. It is inspiring to see the work that went into it - not by great artists but by local people. I really must go again - it was worth being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everybody should visit this place. It is inspiring to see the work that went into it - not by great artists but by local people. I really must go again - it was worth being stuck in traffic on the M25 both going and returning. My daughter, who was a stroppy teenager at the time I went, was absolutely dumbstruck... More 

Thank Michael K
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spiritual and beautiful the architecture and its internal artistic details are amazing. A great example of arts and crafts creativity.

Thank RLBEE2014
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An Edwardian masterpiece. this cemetery chapel by Mary Watts and the women of Surrey who helped create it is stunning.

Thank chinthurst
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At this eccentric mortuary chapel you can pay homage to a writer who loomed large in the UK's hippy era, Aldous Huxley. Also in the graveyard you'll find an elongated bus shelter called a cloister where homage can be paid to the Watts family. The claustrophobic chapel itself is awash with friezes depicting slightly bogus Christian imagery and some pleasing... More 

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Thundersley, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This chapel is extremely lovely, and is a unique use of arts and craft philosophy and technique. We especially love the terra cotta angels on the outside, as well as the beautiful artwork that covers the walls and ceilings inside. Stunning!

Thank klsaward
Godalming, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Watts Chapel is a favourite of mine when I have visitors from abroad. The chapel is circular and magical with carvings of coloured cherubs all around the top. The view from the working cemetery is beautiful and there is the tea shop just around the corner.

Thank Whirlers
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Grade I Watts Chapel is part of the Watts Artists' village. The exterior is decorated with the most intricate, beautiful tile work I have ever seen and the lavish interior is an absolute gem. Visit whilst your here the whole village. There is a fantastic gallery with over a 100 paintings and sculptures on display and visiting exhibitions. oThergorgeous traditional... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Too expensive and boring,art what art it's just a con wouldn't recommend it,went with a Canadian friend and wondered what it was all about,

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

My first visit here was in the early 60s as a child, been dropping many times over the intervening years. Parking can be a little awkward on busy occasions but the architecture, wrought iron work, artistic design and pure imagination make it all worthwhile. The cemetery has a couple of notable names from history.

Thank Fred E
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

When passing by i often pop into see this place, the experience is never any less magic then the first time. There is simply nothing elsewhere like it. It has fantastic ornate brick work and design on the outside. The interior is deceptively larger than you might imagine from outside. Its all decorated in a arts and crafts with a... More 

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