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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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Salisbury, England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I have been to Quarr Abbey before and on Tuesday I took a group of 16 people for a tour with Father Luke. We were not disappointed. It's such a beautiful place and Father Luke shares his love of the place and his faith in a special way. He has a sense of humour and makes everyone feel at ease.... More

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Sandown, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I love it here. It's beautiful. My only disappointment is that the new pig pens. I can't reach to scratch them anymore. :-( It was my favourite bit!

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69 reviews 69 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There is a very good tea shop. I have not bothered to look at the Abbey as not interested in religious stuff but their allotment is worth a look (good raised beds) and you can feed the pigs with the nuts you can buy in the shop. We visit whenever we are cycling on this side of the Island. In... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Very disappointing and quite ugly modern church with a huge crack in the inside. I was concerned to see that lottery money would fund a religious sect. Farm shop was over priced and chaotic with very liitle to buy. Could not see prices for tea on wall and pack of biscuits were not priced either..Female staff here seemed to be... More

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74 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My partner and me have just returned home from a wonderful weeks holiday on the IOW, Quarr Abbey was one of the stops. Quarr Abbey has been secured National Lottery Funding and work is currently going on, the original monastery which we had come to see was behind a Portacabin with broken metal fencing with no public access, no signage... More

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Cowes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Such a perfect place to be to get away from the rush of the modern world . Lovely surroundings and perfect cake. Thanking the monks for letting us enjoy the peaceful surrounding of there home and the head gardener for making us so welcome . Proper home grown veg . Simple pleasures.

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Paris, France
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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