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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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English first
Stroud, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were glad we spotted the signs here on passing. It is still being improved but will be more amazing when finished. We walked around the grounds, bought a book in the bookshop and admired the architecture. We will return in a year and compare notes.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Worth a visit, definitely, but is in process of renovation thanks to the Lottery Fund. As a result, some of the places one would like to see are, at present, restricted in access. Certainly, the walk to the mediaeval abbey is a questionable undertaking since, although it can be seen, again actual access is restricted currently.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Abbey was well worth a visit, both the new one and the ruined one. There was an awful lot of work going on, paid for by grant money, to imrove walkways and parking. I am sure that when this is done, it will be wonderful. The abbey itself is impressively plain and the gardens are lovely. Outside is dog... More

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We thought we would be alone but there were many people visiting. The Abbey is truly magnificent and puts to shame many of the more glamorous places of worship we have seen. Do not miss the pilgrims chapel and the old Abbey ruins. We had lunch, £20 for 2 crab and prawn ramekins served with salad, bread and chips with... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Plenty of walking around the site, the new Abbey is huge. Tea room & garden, Abbey shop and art Gallery.

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Bodmin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A great day out. Do catch the tour on Tuesday at 11am as it brings so much to life. The incredible brick structure totally unsupported by beams is a work of genius and the mix with Islam architecture and simplicity of interior just like a mosque is stunning. Brilliant.

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

To be fair it is free to visit .. Well almost .. What you can see of this still habited and working monastery is very limited indeed .. The essence seems to be on the grandeur of the building and the parting of your money in the elaborate coffee shop and gift shop, which to be fair the coffee shop... More

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Scotland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
67 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Quarr Abbey is a sight to see. Not so much the ruins of the mediaeval abbey (there are better elsewhere) but rather Dom Paul Bellot's 100 year old masterpiece. Just stunning. My one niggle - that visitors to the abbey church are not allowed to walk up the steps from the lay nave into the monk's quire and towards the... More

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Busy but worth the wait good food at a reasonable price and good selection of healthy ingredients,Staff were very friendly and helpfull and nice grounds to the Abbey with pigs outside that is animals and not people !!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The tea rooms were lovely with great places to eat outside. Quite pricey though.The ruins were not accessible and the seat to sit and look at them just gave a view of a hedge that needed cutting badly. The whole place just seemed a little 'sad' and needed some TLC in our opinion. Admittedly there was a lot of work... More

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