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Romsey Abbey

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

A beautiful Abbey in the heart of Romsey.The Abbey has plenty of history with guides if information is required. A small gift shop is just inside the door with.The gifts are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A beautiful Abbey in the heart of Romsey.The Abbey has plenty of history with guides if information is required. A small gift shop is just inside the door with.The gifts are reasonably priced ,a little bit different from the norm and good quality. (Whilst visiting the Abbey why not visit also the King Johns House just across the road.It has... More 

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Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited on a very wet and windy day. Walked through the door and was welcomed by being shown where all the information leaflets were and told if we had any questions not to hesitate to ask. We're made to feel welcome to wander around at our own pace. Lovely tranquil building with stained glass windows. Small shop to purchase postcards... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It's big, it's old, it's got stained glass windows and pews, and big colourful memorial statues. Not much to say about an Abbey, but as Abbey's go this one's got it all.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

During our visit to Romsey we popped in the the Abbey. Although living locally, we had never visited the Abbey before. We were very pleasantly welcomed by 2 Church Stewards who made us very welcome . They explains a potted history of the Abbey including how the people of Romsey bought the Abbey from Henry VIII, saving from destruction to... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Beautiful old abbey with a warm welcoming feel. Attend a service and receive a warm welcome and rousing worship.

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wirral
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were in Romsey on a Sunday, and found ourselves after having walked through the town outside the Abbey. The morning service was just coming to an end, and we were asked if we wanted to go we would be most welcome. We walked round and found it all very interesting. We had a couple of questions which were answered... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

As you go through the doors you can feel the history of this famous Abbey. Queen Elizabeth II has visited here whilst at Broadlands Well kept grounds and churchyard, stroll through and relax.

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Limassol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The exterior view of the abbey is very unprepossessing but the interior is very interesting with lots to attract your attention. Entry is free and there is also a very informative leaflet that you can pick up at the entrance. Lord Mountbatten is buried here. Varied statues, sculptures and wall hangings from medieval times to the present day.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautiful and historically interesting. I like the fact that it is very much still used by the public for concerts and exhibitions as well as services. The stewards are very friendly and helpful, it is a nice change to be welcomed, chatted to and NOT to have to pay to look around. It feels like a church, not just a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Received a very warm welcome here. The church is magnificent and there are very good interpretation notices dotted around. The guidebook is also informative and they have a gift shop. I went particularly to see the Norman carved capitals and my only criticism is that the current lighting scheme is totally wrong as it shines right in the eyes of... More 

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