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Romsey Abbey

Romsey SO51 8EL, England
44 1794 513125
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Romsey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The little market town of Romsey features a rare and intact medieval hall house that was part of...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Intriguing building as its varied history is evident in the stonework - lovely Norman arches dissolving into English (pointed) arches towards the west window. A leaflet explaining the timeline of the building works would be appreciated, Lovely place for concerts and Christmas carol services, of which we have attended more than one this December.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The music added such a soul to my visit. The photograph display of Romsey's part in the WW1 supply of WAR HORSES,etc. The history of this very old Abbey dates from the 907..900 years of this great Norman Church

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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

No admission charge and helpful attendants made our visit well worthwhile ..lots of interesting items ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I never tire of visiting Romsey Abbey as there always is something I seemed to have missed seeing. However, what is so impressive along with the beauty of the building is the friendliness of the team of volunteers who keep this Abbey so beautifully clean and orderly. They so obviously enjoy their tasks and are happy to speak with all... More 

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Eye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This large parish church is well- maintained and has a. Ery welcoming atmosphere. The staff and volunteers are very helpful. There is a small .but comprehensive gift shop, plenty of places to light a candle or pray and the tomb of Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Much more than an average parish church.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Since 903 there has been a Christian site in Romsey, despite the efforts of the Viking hordes, the political reaction to the divorce of Henry VIII, and Cromwell's troops. It started with the Saxon king Elfaeda, who built a Benedictine Nunnery for his sister (who naturally became the Abbess). Ethelflaeda whose trait for reciting Psalms in the nude, whilst standing... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Helpful hosts, a good brochure and a pleasant aspect define Romsey. We lucked into being there when parishioners were decorating for harvest festival and felt very welcome.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A truly stunning building and I imagine the jewel in Romsey's crown. Great people giving informative feedback on the building and history. This place is well worth a visit Enjoy

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Beautifully kept and awe inspiring! There are knowledgeable people there to answer any questions and a booklet to help with your tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Parts of the Romsey Abbey date from the 900's when it was a Saxon church. They have uncovered part of the old foundation and put glass over it so you can look down below the current Abbey floor see part of the original wall. Lord Louis Mountbatten is also buried here in a little side chapel. His stone in the... More 

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