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Utstein Monastery is Norway's only well-preserved medieval monastery. The buildings were originally intended as a royal residence, but an Augustinian monastery was founded there in around 1265. After the reformation in 1537, the monastery and its...more
Mosteroyveien, 4156, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My father-in-law was born in the monastery, which was owned by the Schanche Family for many years along with the adjacent farm.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AKMaggie
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful setting very serene . Sadly went on a Monday in March and Monastery was closed . But still worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Utstein Monastery is Norway’s best-preserved medieval monastery and is mentioned in historical records going back to the 9th century. It is a beautiful place with an open courtyard and cloisters. The big room is all brick with curved brick ceilings. It is breathtaking. There are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

This is not a trip for the kids. This is walking around an old monastery which has had a lot of loving care given to it. We had a 30 minute piano recital which was amazing and I am not a big music fan. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Donald2002
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Interesting Koster (Abbey) in a lovely setting. Just know that this property is privately owned and there are many things that are 'modern'; however, it's still a lovely place to visit -- especially on a sunny day. Plus, the drive getting to the Abbey was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

Utstein kloster is a little bit off the beaten path. It is almost impossible to access by public transport. But if you feel like walking 6 and a half kilometers, you can go anytime. In exchange for these difficulties, the place is very serene and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

The Utstein Monastery is renowned for being the home and principal seat of government for Harald Fairhair, the first king to rule the whole of Norway. The surroundings are beautiful and worth the visit. Make time to tour the inside of the building complex.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

This is such a beautiful place that's rich in history and it happens to be in a stunningly beautiful area. We loved getting to relax looking over the water and also getting to watch some​ sheep nearby.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Had a nice guided tour trough the monastery in December. A 40 min trip from Stavanger centre. Nice to see such an old building, in such a good standard - and still in use for weddings and church. The guide have stories about the monks,...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed November 6, 2016

Really enjoyed an entertaining guided tour. Charming location, very friendly service in the restaurant, delicious food. Only gripe is that food could have been warmer (suggestion to restaurant - plate warmers help a lot if other options are not viable). Skilled chefs, friendly and helpful,...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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