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“Peaceful little place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Titchfield Abbey

Titchfield Abbey
Mill Lane, Fareham PO15 5RA, England
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Fareham
Type: Cultural
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Hampshire
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“Peaceful little place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The remains of this little abbey are very pretty and are beautifully enclosed within high old walls. It's free to get in and you can either take a picnic or go across the road to The Fishermans Rest Inn and eat something nice in their gardens next to the river.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Fareham, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Worth a visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I've visited Titchfield Abbey quite a few times. It's a great place to take the kids for a free educational afternoon. The abbey is beautiful and creates a great backdrop for photos. The grounds are rustic and perfect for a summer picnic. It's close to local pubs and garden centres so you can extend your trip to more than just the abbey.

Visited April 2013
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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“interesting ruins”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Visited whilst staying at nearby Abbey House B&B. Very interesting old ruins. Pity there was not more information provided. Lovely setting and picnic area.

Visited May 2013
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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“Typical English Heritage”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

For what was one of the most important medievil abbeys little has been done to inform the visitor other the a couple of dumbed down boards. The abbey once held an extensive library and was an imported stopping point for the Bishop's of Winchester and Royalty.
Much more should and could be done to enhance knowledge of the site.

Visited May 2013
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“Pop in on the way to somewhere else...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This is an imposing building in a large walled expanse of land opposite a good pub and next to a garden centre that does nice cake. Originally a monastic abbey it was taken by Henry VIII in the reformation and was gifted to the gentry. Despite being left in a state of disrepair for several hundred years, wonderful gargoyles and twisted chimneys remain. Search, too, for medieval tiles that are hidden under plastic and sand to view some of the finest examples in the south of England (apparently). Whilst we were visiting, I saw some people having a picnic. Perhaps that's the best thing to do if you want to spend more than 30 minutes here. There are boards explaining the heritage and it's free too! Nothing ventured, nothing gained...

Visited April 2013
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