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Romsey Abbey

Address: Romsey SO51 8EL, England
Phone Number: 44 1794 513125
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Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Romsey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The little market town of Romsey features a rare and intact medieval hall house that was part of...
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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English first
Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A large Norman/Early English abbey church, now a parish church, with some Saxon remains. The nave is particularly fine and the choir and east end chapels well worth seeing. There are also a number of interesting tombs, including a monument to a member of the crew of the Titanic and the tomb of Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

It pains me to write a poor review of this our local church. My wife and I spent the day entertaining a friend visiting from America and thought a visit to the Abbey would interest him. We were cordially greeted at the door by staff and although I know something of the Abbey myself the staff we on hand to... More 

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Horsham
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were met by a couple of abbey staff on entry who gave us a 60 second 'what to see around the building' and then we were free to explore on our own. Stunning architecture, captivating history and some very arresting modern colours in penents and on the alter cloth. The tomb of Louis Mountbatten is sobering. So, all in... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Although this was my third visit, I was still taken back by this stunningly large parish church. It's the contrast between the semi brutal norman architecture and the elegant light stone that gets you. Two welcoming wardens greet you on arrival. This is a masterpiece so give generously when you leave

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UK
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33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Intriguing building as its varied history is evident in the stonework - lovely Norman arches dissolving into English (pointed) arches towards the west window. A leaflet explaining the timeline of the building works would be appreciated, Lovely place for concerts and Christmas carol services, of which we have attended more than one this December.

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Bracknell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The music added such a soul to my visit. The photograph display of Romsey's part in the WW1 supply of WAR HORSES,etc. The history of this very old Abbey dates from the 907..900 years of this great Norman Church

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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

No admission charge and helpful attendants made our visit well worthwhile ..lots of interesting items ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I never tire of visiting Romsey Abbey as there always is something I seemed to have missed seeing. However, what is so impressive along with the beauty of the building is the friendliness of the team of volunteers who keep this Abbey so beautifully clean and orderly. They so obviously enjoy their tasks and are happy to speak with all... More 

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Eye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This large parish church is well- maintained and has a. Ery welcoming atmosphere. The staff and volunteers are very helpful. There is a small .but comprehensive gift shop, plenty of places to light a candle or pray and the tomb of Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Much more than an average parish church.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Since 903 there has been a Christian site in Romsey, despite the efforts of the Viking hordes, the political reaction to the divorce of Henry VIII, and Cromwell's troops. It started with the Saxon king Elfaeda, who built a Benedictine Nunnery for his sister (who naturally became the Abbess). Ethelflaeda whose trait for reciting Psalms in the nude, whilst standing... More 

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