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Quarr Abbey

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Address: Ryde PO33 4ES, England
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Fascinating, inspirational, look out for the red squirrels!

We walked from Ryde to Quarr Abbey and then on to Wootton (for the Steam Railway), pausing just briefly at the Abbey for to admire the building, the tranquillity, and the farm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We walked from Ryde to Quarr Abbey and then on to Wootton (for the Steam Railway), pausing just briefly at the Abbey for to admire the building, the tranquillity, and the farm shop. There is a bench by the old abbey remains where we sat and admired the view out to the Solent; soon we were joined by three red... More 

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Ryde, Isle of Wight
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There are only rare places in the UK equal to this one on the Isle of Wight - a working monastery a few hundred yards from the ruins of a mediaeval one.

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A very relaxing experience with excellent café and shop. There is a lovely pedestrianized walk linking Ryde to the abbey and we have spotted several red squirrels en route.

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Henfield, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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
87 helpful votes 87 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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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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