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Quarr Abbey

Ryde PO33 4ES, England
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Ryde
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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English first
Paris, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This a gem of a place to visit. Lovely, quiet location and a huge ,impressive monastry/abbey to contemplate and get away from the huistle and bustle of everything. A lot of money has been pumped into the venue from Lottery money which is evident as there is an excellent visitor centre full of very interesting information, a cafe( which is... More

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Isleworth,United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

All food cooked to order. great taste and friendly service. There is also a small farm shop to buy the locally grown produce

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We went in particular to see the Abbey ruins, but after taking a little walk and ending up in someones back yard, decided we must have passed them. So turned round and found them through some tall hedges, some wire fencing and a portacabin. But you cant get to them, or even very close. I understand that they are being... More

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Chesterfield
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

A beautiful place to visit. We didn't have much time to see all of it. We didn't find the Medieval Abbey after following the signs, there was a ruined building that may have been it (however it was cordoned off) but no clear signpost to say so. The inside of the abbey was very beautiful and peaceful. There is a... More

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

With the new renovations fininshed, The Abbey is better than ever before. The car park has been enlarged and new footpaths have been laid out. There is a new visitors centre which tells the story of the monks and the art gallery,which features the work of local artists,is always worth a visit. One huge plus factor is the fact that... More

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were looking forward to visiting but the facilities are just not geared up to cater for a busy day. We visited on a Sunday afternoon and the car park was full as was the cafe. The grounds are extensive and improvements are being made, but still very much 'work in progress'. I assume that the monks would like a... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

wonderful abbey unusual colour of brickwork good cafe serving home made food a tour round the garden ed off the visit

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Quarr Abbey has more to offer than meets the eye. We decided to pay a short visit, but after staying for a service, walking to the medieval ruins, browsing through the gift shop, and having a delicious meal at the tea room (with gluten-free bread) combined with a short walk afterwards - several hours had gone by! And we enjoyed... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Always wanted to visit here as we pass it every time we come off the ferry. Interesting place with a lot of work being done on the gardens and plenty of parking space. Walked down the lane to see the ruins which are also being worked on and hopefully will be more accessible in the future. Tea rooms serve nice... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

With family in Ryde, we often walk to the Abbey with our dogs for lunch. The abbey and grounds are beautiful. The grounds and abbey are really well cared for and it's lovely to see the refurbishments and improvements that are currently taking place. The cafe food is great value for money and delicious. The only thing I can fault... More

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