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Quarr Abbey

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Address: Ryde PO33 4ES, England
Phone Number: 01983-88-24-20
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I love visiting Quarr Abbey - the church has a special aura about it. Not what you usually expect from a Catholic Church, very plain and simple. Don't forget to visit the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love visiting Quarr Abbey - the church has a special aura about it. Not what you usually expect from a Catholic Church, very plain and simple. Don't forget to visit the Pilgrims Chapel at the rear of the Abbey. Path runs alongside the main chapel building. No visit to Quarr is complete without visiting the tea rooms (lovely garden... More 

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Seaview, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply breathtaking just driving up and walking to the restaurant was a experience in itself or I've been stuck in the city to long. The quaint lodge style restaurant was a great atmosphere and the surrounding abbey and gardens set the mood perfectly, I had the ploughmans and it was divine, perfect for the indian summer the isle was having.... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Me and partner are very lucky to live so close to this lovely island treasure! We take a walk round here about 3 times a week! The monks are so friendly and we love going to feed the pigs! Something ever so peaceful about this location - couldn't suggest it more for a tourist (can go into church or sit... More 

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Thank KatieLH1
Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We personally love this place. It's so peaceful, beautiful in many ways, the gift shop is nice, the expositions holds here are amazing, the museum is wonderful so no words to describe. The cafe is great! You can find the best beer in the island.

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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We only really had two full days on the island so tried to cram as much in as possible. The Abbey was surprisingly large compared to the pictures we had seen and had lots to look at. The grounds were well kept and the shop was fun (bought a few bottles of Abbot Ale!!). Very interesting interactive guides in the... More 

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Who ever runs Quarr Abbey have nailed it. Great day out with so much to see. The pigs are the highlight and the cafe is very well priced. We spent several hours walking the grounds. Very well kept and lots of information

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Barnt Green
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

As soon as we turn into the drive we feel calmer. The cafe is superb and the grounds lovely to stroll around.

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Lovely range of light bites and amazing cakes with choice of a variety of coffees and teas served by smiling and helpful staff. Plus there is the abbey, book shop and various art exhibitions to look at on site. Don't forget the pigs for the children too.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Wonderful place to visit especially if you are looking for a haven of peace and quiet. Visit the book shop and art gallery as there are many interesting exhibitions held here. Very nice lunch, prepared fresh to order and organic produce available in season.

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Thank Colin S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Quarr abbey is a lovely place, its very interesting to see what the Monks do and how they live their life. Very peaceful area, a lovely walk if it's a nice weather whilst visiting the area. The video that is there is also interesting. When I visited we had the chance to see the Monks in the chapel doing a... More 

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