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Romsey Abbey

Address: Romsey SO51 8EL, England
Phone Number: 44 1794 513125
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions 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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Horsham
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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58 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Olympia, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Helpful hosts, a good brochure and a pleasant aspect define Romsey. We lucked into being there when parishioners were decorating for harvest festival and felt very welcome.

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England, United Kingdom
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46 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A truly stunning building and I imagine the jewel in Romsey's crown. Great people giving informative feedback on the building and history. This place is well worth a visit Enjoy

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