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Dorchester Abbey

Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Stopped in here while visiting Dorchester on Thames, we couldn't go in but it looked so nice from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chobham, United Kingdom

Well worth a visit, i drop by here regularly. Being a local, i hope to one time make it to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Dorchester Abbey is a significant historic building, having been a place of worship, witness and pilgrimage for more than a millennium. It has a unique C13th sculptural stained glass Jesse Window, an C11th lead font and C14th wall paintings. A...more
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High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames OX10 7HH, England
+44 1865 340007
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here while visiting Dorchester on Thames, we couldn't go in but it looked so nice from the outside, lovely gardens surrounding the historic building

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, i drop by here regularly. Being a local, i hope to one time make it to the christmas eve service. I admire the stein glass windows. This is often featured in midsomer murders.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alexandradT4946MO
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

The church is beautiful and very big! Lots to learn about, including a small museum in the old Grammar School building next to the Abbey. There is currently an exhibition on called Lights which was also quite interesting and very pretty.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lauratalboys
Reviewed January 6, 2019

This village church former Abbey is an amazing oasis in an ocean of history that Great Britain is already famous for. The Abbey first founded back in 634 has a long and interesting history and there is a gift shop and museum attached. The Jesse...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul M
Reviewed January 1, 2019

I visited here just after Christmas. This is a great church with a very interesting history and currently has a special exhibition.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ivor M
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

What a visit, an amazingly informative, educational visit to this wonderfully preserved Abbey. Our guide, Margaret was extremely knowledgeable and provided lots of insight and interesting activities to educate and entertain them. The Abbey is gorgeous and well preserved. I won't give away some of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank scoobieda
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We had a morning walk around this 14th century Abbey which was lovely. However on this trip we didn't go inside but we will be visiting again soon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cameradave
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We were not expecting to find such a treasure! Arrived late afternoon to town but decided to take a walk! Came across the Museum, probably closing, but were nicely invited to step in by Anne Marie and her husband to visit the small little place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa P
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Quiet and peaceful, quaint and beautiful. Excellent historical information. For me a bonus that it was a sunny evening and the Orchestra of St John's was rehearsing !

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

If you are staying near Oxford, I recommend a day trip to Dorchester Abbey. It is quite, quite beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Valerie D
March 29, 2016|
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Response from Stephanie F | Property representative |
Yes! Contact the Parish Office: 01865 340007