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Romsey Abbey

Romsey SO51 8EL, England
44 1794 513125
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Romsey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We found it fascinating. We hadn't realised that it had been a convent in the Middle Ages. Impressive to read the list of names of the Abbesses. A must visit. And the volunteer staff were very welcoming.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I've been to Romsey Abbey a few times over the years I've lived in Hampshire and never been disappointed. There's always something that makes you think, 'didn't notice that before!' On this occasion it was rather a beautiful small stained-glass window of an angel with a harp high above normal eye level - see my photo taken on high zoom!... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Inside Romsey Abbey is beautiful and serene, and you are welcomed by the helpful friendly staff who have a vast knowledge of this beautiful place of worship.

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Derby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A gem of a find with very impressive interior. warm and friendly greetings by staff, well stocked shop. full of interesting facts and history of pre Norman conquest nearby tea rooms of st johns well worth visit

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

While visiting Paultons Park we popped into Romsey - most places were closed (even though it was not that late on Saturday afternoon) but this was not an issue as it was quaint. We decided to go into the Abbey and was pleasantly surprised how beautiful it was in side. I recommend a stroll around and have a look for... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were very impressed by the lovely 'poppy' hangings that had been made by local children. It was lovely so see the community being involved in such a historic building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

does exactly what it says on the tin a lovly looking church with a massive history could have spenty all day in there reading the infomation

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Attended a wedding at the Abbey. Beautiful & impressive interior. Tried to return the following day (Sunday) to view properly but there was a service in progress so couldn't interrupt. Will definitely go back.

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