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Romsey Abbey

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Address: Romsey SO51 8EL, England
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The little market town of Romsey features a rare and intact medieval hall...

The little market town of Romsey features a rare and intact medieval hall house that was part of Romsey Abbey (circa 1120 AD,) and which today serves as the center for Anglican worship and civic events.

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We have family living in Romsey but had never heard of the Abbey. I happened to have a spare hour to walk around the town during my visit early in the New Year and I so wish I had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Geoff L
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have family living in Romsey but had never heard of the Abbey. I happened to have a spare hour to walk around the town during my visit early in the New Year and I so wish I had had more time. This is an interesting building from the outside and spectacular on the inside - at least I think... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Abbey from Kent and attended the carol service on 18/12/16. People were friendly and welcoming and the Abbey itself is incredibly beautiful. The service was attended by around 800 we understand, and this provided great atmosphere and a beautiful start to Christmas. The choir were the highlight of the service and made the most fabulous sound in... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I liked this abbey a lot. There was lots of historical information to be got. It is in excellent condition. And is still in regular use, more than 800 years after construction.

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1 Thank Paul H
hampshire
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is always a pleasure to walk round this magnificent Abbey.It has a sense of peace all of its own. The volunteer staff a very friendly and helpful. If you would like twenty minutes of peace to escape from this busy world , I would recommend you go in take a seat and feel the peace, which passes all understanding.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Very historical, beautiful windows, but didn't find a leaflet on who, what or when they were designed and made, just saying. Contrary to other reviewers, I like the fact that the stewards approach and offer help, they can direct you to a peaceful place for prayer etc. Some of the banners, made by church members, were extraordinary. Certainly worth a... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

A wonderful building full of atmosphere. I am a frequent visitor to concerts and a sometime church goer. The advent service was packed . A beautiful traditional occasion. Everyone is really friendly. A huge contrast with Winchester Cathedral However it could be even nicer if those welcoming visitors were a little less enthusiastic. Often a visit is for a quiet... More 

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Salisbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Not visited the Abbey for many years and had forgotten what a beautiful and interesting building it is. One of the guides approached us and gave us lots of interesting history on the building and the graves / memorials within. Our visit coincided with a rehearsal for a recital which was just lovely to sit and listen to. If you... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

I love this place and even though I live just up the road I still love a regular pop in just to soak it up. So much history it is seeping out of the walls and it is truly beautiful (so often things are over rated but not here) In one place you can still see the origin footings which... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. I was given a useful map of the building on entering which proved handy and pointed out the various features of the abbey. There are lovely intricate stained glass windows and informative plaques throughout the building. A nice place to "escape" the stresses of the modern world we live in.

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Chandler’s Ford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful place. So serene, peaceful and uplifting. It has a fascinating history, fantastic vaulted ceilings and lovely stained glass windows. We've lived close to Romsey for over three years but this is only the second time we've visited the Abbey (the first was to a christening and we were focussed on the font and, basically, ignored the rest... More 

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