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Quarr Abbey

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Address: Ryde PO33 4ES, England
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Friendly and rustic

It's feels like someone put a few tables together which is both its charm and it's slight drawback. Very friendly staff and the food and drinks are very good. Upright chairs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

It's feels like someone put a few tables together which is both its charm and it's slight drawback. Very friendly staff and the food and drinks are very good. Upright chairs made it feel like I should only have one drink and go, which was a shame as I enjoyed it!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I'd wanted to see Quarr for some time but was told it was unexciting. The visit this week was a treat, evidently it has improved in great leaps. I really enjoyed it. The setting is delightful, a wonderful old monastery building and now very much geared for visitors. Home grown produce and herb plants are for sale and we saw... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

As this is a free place to go it is useful for something to do in the school holidays. The grounds are nice to wander round and you can be peaceful inside the abbey. This is a fairly plain building but you can feel the presence of God which is far richer.

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Bournemouth
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43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting site, very tranquil. The abbey itself is so atmospheric and the grounds beautiful. We were lucky to see some piglets.

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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I visited Quarr Abbey for the first time, although I have past the tree lined avenue many times over the years. My daughter, granddaughter and myself joined the monthly guided tour that we found very enlightening. The Abbey itself is a beautiful building both inside and out, that we found to be both peaceful and prayerful, as is also the... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was a first visit and what a beautiful place. The sun was shining and the abbey stood out. We wandered through the fruit trees and then we saw the pig and piglets being fed. We walked around the abbey and through the grounds, we then took one of the paths which led us eventually to the beach, an easy... More 

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Southern England
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Aside from the bonus of very good quality snacks at very reasonable prices, the grounds are a sheer delight. Peace personified! Have to admit that having lived on the Isle of Wight a mere twenty plus years we only yesterday made our first visit to this delightful place. Obviously good weather (blue skies and not too hot made a big... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My dog & I went here one morning & found it to be in good order. The footpaths were obvious & sugnposts plentiful. The tearoom & service there was good too. We went down to the ruins which my dig enjoyed but you can't directly access them. The gift shop had lots of items in buy my dog had to... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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