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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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Beautiful monastery

We popped into the Abbey on our way to Ryde. Lovely and tranquil atmosphere. Not very touristy but the perfect place to have a quiet walk around. The chapel is also worth a visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We popped into the Abbey on our way to Ryde. Lovely and tranquil atmosphere. Not very touristy but the perfect place to have a quiet walk around. The chapel is also worth a visit if you're near.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We decided to visit Quarr Abbey in large part because it was raining, knowing very little about it. We were bowled over by its peaceful and welcoming atmosphere. The visitor centre is modern, opened in 2014, and we enjoyed visiting both the abbey and the pilgrim chapel. When the rain cleared we also walked through the woods to the old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

What a lovely, peaceful and interesting place this is to visit. Apart from the lovely Abbey there are some really well laid out gardens and an interesting eating place in the grounds. I am told that they occasionally stage events such as organ recitals at the Abbey. Our friends attended one of these and reported how much they had enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is three places on one. A great brick build Abbey that if a marvel to behold. A coffee shop and ground to wander. A small scale zoo/farmyard that children adore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

It's a lovely retreat on the out skirts of Ryde. A beautiful abbey, with wonderful grounds and gardens to explore. You can go in the abbey, and it's a tranquil and quiet place to be. Quite moving actually. We had tea and cake in the tea room, the orange and elderflower cake was lovely. The good looking you man who... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A lovely setting with numerous interests. There is history,. religion, books, art, food and drink, and pigs to enjoy. There is something for everyone. It is a peaceful delight .especially in the summer, where one can enjoy morning coffee, light lunch or afternoon tea in the beautiful garden of the café, before visiting the art exhibition, the book shop, the... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It isn't possible to see very much at all. Visitors are allowed up the steps to the neve but no further and a visit to the pilgrims' chapel is an option but not a lot to see. The ruins sounded good so we went for a walk (signage not brilliant) but you can only see the ruins from across a... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We came with our young children to fill a couple of hours whilst waiting for the ferry at Fishborne, and it was wonderful! The visitor centre was a little boring for the children, so we had a very quick look at that and the Abbey Church, and then we walked through a short woodland walk to look at the ruins... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

An old established Order with the current Monastery build next to the ruins of the old Abbey. There are not many monks staying at the Abbey although it offers a retreat.. It has its own gardens and tea rooms where it sells local produce including some of its own. There are pigs and chickens to view. There is also an... More 

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Quarr Abbey is wonderful. They have pugs you can feed and lovely grounds and the abbey to go into. The restaurants food is also wonderful with beautiful gardens to eat in when the weather permits. We had an amazing cream tea there today, but have gone before for lunch

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