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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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Inside Romsey Abbey is beautiful and serene, and you are welcomed by the helpful friendly staff who have a vast knowledge of this beautiful place of worship.

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Derby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A gem of a find with very impressive interior. warm and friendly greetings by staff, well stocked shop. full of interesting facts and history of pre Norman conquest nearby tea rooms of st johns well worth visit

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

While visiting Paultons Park we popped into Romsey - most places were closed (even though it was not that late on Saturday afternoon) but this was not an issue as it was quaint. We decided to go into the Abbey and was pleasantly surprised how beautiful it was in side. I recommend a stroll around and have a look for... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were very impressed by the lovely 'poppy' hangings that had been made by local children. It was lovely so see the community being involved in such a historic building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

does exactly what it says on the tin a lovly looking church with a massive history could have spenty all day in there reading the infomation

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Attended a wedding at the Abbey. Beautiful & impressive interior. Tried to return the following day (Sunday) to view properly but there was a service in progress so couldn't interrupt. Will definitely go back.

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Thame
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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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