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Quarr Abbey

Address: Ryde PO33 4ES, England
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Ryde
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
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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 reviews 5 reviews
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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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Such a lovely place to be. The working Abbey has a strong, imposing personality as it sits in a lovely landscaped setting. We visited on a very hot (!), sunny September day and sat in the grounds having lunch just staring in awe at the Abbey building. The red brick building was glowing in the sun, looking very solid and... More 

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Slinfold
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34 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For Christians or those who know something about Europeans having to flee religious persecution in the 19th century this is the place to visit. We attended Mass at which the monks used Gregorian chanting. After that we looked at the gift shop and the Monk's paintings for purchase and then the coffee shop. Coffee was excellent and we purchased some... More 

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

tranquil grounds and picturesque building with interesting history about the abbey which is also a retreat. I would really like to rate it as a good rather than average but as there is only average and very good I have to go with average.

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Northants
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166 reviews 166 reviews
42 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Visited again this October. A nice quiet place to visit, beautiful buildings and architecture. You can also enjoy the gardens, a gallery, museum, coffee shop, and some pigs!

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Sussex
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stopped here as we were early for our ferry and had been told about the coffee shop. The actual abbey is a beautiful calm experience. We visited the coffee shop which wasn't particularly busy but there were dirty plates on all the empty tables. We had to clear our table to sit down. We only had tea but our... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

First thing, we used the Ryde Town map which was a big mistake it is not to any sort of scale. The old Abbey Ruins are more interesting than the New Abbey. The gardens are nice but the service at the tea rooms is very, very slow. If you want to visit go by car or public transport (bus) and... More 

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