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Romsey Abbey

Romsey SO51 8EL, England
44 1794 513125
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Ranked #3 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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Thame
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I liked the fact that the Abbey shows different styles in its architecture. Some of the arches are Norman from the 11th century and then others show the pointed arch from later. It is interesting that they didn't see any need to stick to one style to complete the nave, for instance. I really loved the tapestry made in more... More

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Halifax, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I've visited Romsey three times now, and agree with one of the other reviewers about the vicar, who I've known for years, and he is an inspiration. The abbey is a gem. It's a parish church that looks more like a small cathedral. Even when busy with sight-seers, there's an aura of peace & tranquility, and fascinating historical pieces like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My son got married here recently. What a great place, even more important what a brilliant vicar. It started at the rehearsal on Friday evening. The vicar was brilliant putting everybody at ease with humour and anecdotes. The Abbey was dressed beautifully on the day and everything went to plan. The Abbey is just a wonderful building with loads of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

After being disappointed with Broadlands,this visit was totally different.Visitor friendly,handy toilets and lots to see.Wonderful architecture,history and tranquil surroundings.Free to enter,but please be generous with a voluntary donation.Worth it.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This Greater Parish church is one of the gems of the country. Maintained entirely by the parish - there is no government funding to preserve parish churches - it is in fantastic condition structurally and a very beautiful icon of the town with inside awe and wonder awaiting you.

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Longfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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 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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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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36 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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