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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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Intresting place I have driven past over 1,000 times ... After popping in there is a real wow factor Kids love it and the big kid in be does as well :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Intresting place I have driven past over 1,000 times ... After popping in there is a real wow factor Kids love it and the big kid in be does as well :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful village, beautiful setting. Quiet, romantic, but maybe a bit spooky at night. It was beautiful and a bit surprising inside.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I visited the chapel after the gallery and was most impressed by the architecture of the outside, nearly each red coloured brick seemed to depict a different image and meaning. The domed ceiling inside reminded me albeit on a more smaller plainer version of The Michelangelo painting on the interior of the Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiore... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Watts Chapel at Compton, south of Guildford in Surrey, England, is a place not to be missed by lovers of art, architecture or, indeed, social history. The Victorian Symbolist artist G F Watts was known in his day as the "Victorian Michelangelo". He and his second wife (the first was the far too young Ellen Terry, famous Shakespearean actress)... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I do like taking visitors here as most have never heard of it and end up loving it too. A little gem.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A fascinating building with some absolutely superb decoration. The chapel was built and decorated under the guidance of Mary Seton Watts.

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Ockham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very interesting building (saw it on the Restoration TV show) but paintings not to our taste, café was nice but visited on a wet day.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Nothing to dislike, but if you like Victorian style it is a must to see. Beautiful place on a summer day

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It's been some time since I visited Watts Chapel. It's the kind of place that if you go once, you go back with a friend to share it. Watts Chapel is a special place. If you are interested in Victorian history, if you are interested in the Arts and Crafts Movement, if you are interested in art and design in... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Watts Chapel is tem minutes' walk away from Watts Gallery and is well worth the walk. It is extremely beautiful in an amazing graveyard with lovely views. There is also a cloister/columbarium with a lot of memorials that are very moving. The chapel is quite small and the whole visit takes under half an hour

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