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Quarr Abbey

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Address: Ryde PO33 4ES, England
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A hidden Gem

Just 5 mins from the ferry terminal is Quarr Abbey. A great place to visit, beautiful building/church. The visitors centre gives information on the monks living there. Walk around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
denisehills
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Henfield, United Kingdom
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Henfield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Just 5 mins from the ferry terminal is Quarr Abbey. A great place to visit, beautiful building/church. The visitors centre gives information on the monks living there. Walk around the grounds & stop at the lovely new cafe & farmshop. It's free to get in, donations welcome.

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have been visiting the Abbey for many years and seen it transformed from the original ramshackle tearoom into the overtly commercial operation that it is today. In the process it has lost some of the charm that was originally the purpose of our visits. It is now very busy at holiday and half-term. It is relatively expensive and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This 'attraction' is well worth a visit. There are ample opportunities for walks (including a woodland one with humorous carvings) , as well as a large area with four pigs (yes really!) which seemed popular with children, a tea shop (we didn't visit sadly), an education centre and of course the Abbey itself as well as the 'ruins'. Plenty to... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Benedictine Monastery of Quarr Abbey itself is a wonderful place to visit but there's so much more than just the Abbey. We live about five minutes' drive away and visit frequently. The approach, off the main road, is an avenue of trees ith fields on either side. At the end of the avenue turn left and you reach the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very peaceful afternoon spent here. Spent some time in the quiet n the Abbey lovely feeling of tranquility. Tea in the tea shop was very much appreciated. Also spent some to do wondering around the grounds. Altogether an lovely visit

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a really beautiful Abbey. It has a little gift shop, a nice tea room and gardens. The monks are very helpful. It is a wonderful place to visit and it is free. I have lost count of how many times I have been here. Here is the web link: http://web100.extendcp.co.uk/quarrabbey.co.uk/index.html

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This abbey is the most beautiful brick construction, in fact it is stunning. We walk to the abbey nearly every time we are over on the Isle of Wight, which is a good hour and a half. We then have worked up an appetite for the wonderful home made cakes at the little coffee shop, which again is in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Whilst visiting our lovely relatives who live in the New Forest, we mentioned that we had been reading about Quarr Abbey and would love to visit it. They jumped at the idea as they are very keen to visit the Isle of Wight frequently, and we all enjoyed a magical sunny day at Quarr Abbey...tea in the garden, wandering about... More 

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Ryde
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We've been there in all weathers and always been made to feel welcome. Food has always been excellent and the surroundings are unfailingly interesting. Recommended.

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21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you look for entertainment this is not for you. The working abbey has beautiful gardens, pigs outside which you can watch by resting on a bench. We were early for our ferry so went here in October. It was a great finish to our holidays and made us leave the isle of Wight in peacefulness. The perfect place to... More 

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