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Romsey Abbey

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Address: Romsey SO51 8EL, England
Phone Number: 44 1794 513125
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The little market town of Romsey features a rare and intact medieval...

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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An interesting visit

There are helpers that will tell you all the interesting facts, quite a nice stroll around . Check out the scalp !

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Caroline M
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

There are helpers that will tell you all the interesting facts, quite a nice stroll around . Check out the scalp !

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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

I visited in October 2014 and was able to stay with friends who live in Romsey. The town itself is beautiful and very walkable and the Abbey was a surprising find. The history and architecture is amazing. Jane Austin is interred here as well as numerous kings and other dignitaries. I highly recommend visiting this site if you have the... More 

RomseyAbbey, Manager at Romsey Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your enthusiastic comments about the Abbey and Romsey. We just need to inform readers, however, that Jane Austin and numerous kings etc. are in Winchester Cathedral, not Romsey Abbey but there are many interesting, historic artefacts in the Abbey including two Saxon Roods dating from around 970 and the Deed of Sale for the purchase of the... More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Visited for a christening service, but stayed on to look around afterwards. What a lovely building! Staff were welcoming, helpful and happy to answer any questions. Very informative guide leaflet to help you understand the development of the abbey.

Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Was greeted at the door, given a leaflet and showed a route and numbered points with interesting facts about that particular part of the Abbey.

Surrey, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Hugh Abbey in the middle of Romsy well worth a visit its full of history and often has exabitions in the Abbey

Stilbaai, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

What a beautiful abbey. It is open from 08:00 to 18:00 and the history of the abbey can be felt when you walk through the doors.

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This was a little gem steeped in history. Lovely priest there that answered lots of our questions and gave us information to help guide us around the church. Norman original footings and architecture as well as Lord Mountbatten's resting place. Romsey village has a lot of Tudor buildings around as well as 11th century properties.

Stafford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Another worthwhile historical visit, beautiful Abbey, we had the dog with us and although he wasn't allowed in one of the volunteer staff sat outside with him while we viewed the Abbey. Very knowledgeable and helpful volunteers a must see if you are in the area.

Romsey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is a lovely experience.. Walk under the Archway in the corner of the Market Place to the left of Lord Palmerston's statue. A few yards on you'll find double wrought iron gates which lead into the gardens on the south side of the Abbey. Take the South door into this special place. Helpful guides will not press you to... More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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805 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Rooted in the English Puritan revolution of Oliver Cromwell, the historic Romsey Abbey is a beautiful Calvinist church.


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