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Romsey Abbey

Romsey SO51 8EL, England
44 1794 513125
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Ranked #4 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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Longfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Many items of interest, beautiful architecture and colourful decoration (both ancient and modern). Entry is by donation and the building is well worthy of support.

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Madeira, Portugal
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Beautiful building with fascinating history. Given a leaflet on entering which gave a guided tour around the Abbey. Seemed to have lots of separate rooms within the building - sort of open plan. You don't have to be religious to appreciate the beauty and history. Well worth a visit. No entrance fee but small donation suggested.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
43 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

If you are visiting Romsey and have a hour to spare, the Abbey is well worth a visit. Apart from the 900 years of history this is a Church that serves the local community, so is not aimed at the tourist as so many of these historical places are. The grave of Earl Mountbatten of Burma is also located in... More

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Rainbow Lake, New York, United States
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131 reviews 131 reviews
35 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This Abbey is certainly worth the visit when you are in the area around Romsey. It's not a well-known destination for hordes of tourists (on our visit, we were the only people looking around). There is an impressive organ and beautiful tracery and vaults in the ceiling and windows. Also of interest are several interesting effigies of centuries old local... More

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Sidmouth.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Very intersting, we were welcomed as we entered, and had a relaxed wander around. So much to see. And the history is fascinating.

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Brisbane
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81 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Staff so helpful. No actual charge but suggested donation of 3 quid which is very reasonable. Sit in the church and admire the ceiling. Drink in the history. Watch the car parks outside, it is really one hour only and lots of wardens walking round with computer taggers. Ahh. 60 pound fine if caught.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Ideal place for older people to potter around looking at stuff for a hour or so whilst on their morning wonder around Romsey. very nice place. I've gone to 2 weddings in the abbey. I dont like the kids hanging around on the grounds though....

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We went yesterday for our nieces wedding. The abbey is a lovely atmospheric place with beautiful windows.Just the right size impressive but not so large that you can't see or hear the vows . As it was Easter there was a beautiful Easter garden at the back of the church. Also a handy children's play area for children.

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Leicester
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24 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is a building steeped in history, stretching back into England's deep past. Impressive both inside and out. Absolutely worth a visit.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

A peaceful place to rest on a warm day, great history lots to see on of the largest parish churches in Hampshire

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