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A fitting resting place for the last Anglo Saxon king

I'd been wanting to visit here for ages. Part of the 1066 story, one of Harold II's traditional... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Allison T
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Fantastic and important history!

Very very old church that was built by King Harold (the King that was defeated by William the... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
Kellie M
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'd been wanting to visit here for ages. Part of the 1066 story, one of Harold II's traditional burial sites. I turned up very soggy on a Sunday morning. I was lucky to gain access to the church just as the congregation were packing up after the early morning Eucharist. Beautiful church, with Harold's tomb just outside. This being the anniversary of his death, his tomb was covered in flowers. Perfect.

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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Very very old church that was built by King Harold (the King that was defeated by William the Conqueror). Harold was supposedly buried there to start with but was moved to protect his body from William. If you visit, definitely ask the staff there questions. They are so knowledgeable!

Thank Kellie M
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Stayed here before a flight to stuttgart for a jamiroquai concert was lovely and clean place breakfast smelled amazing unfortunately didn't get to try it as was up all night shagging

Thank Andy F
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a baking hot day and the church was cool and welcoming. The ladies who volunteer there were just lovely, but the big event was hidden in the lady chapel- look to the left as you enter from the nave and there you’ll see a huge restored doom painting- absolutely breath taking and compellingly contemporary in terms of style.

Thank Jonatenner
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Very very nice I was amazed at the celing the alter and windows were wonderful the shop had some lovely things in to buy the gardens were tranquil .

Thank Jack S
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Much of the Abbey was dismantled five hundred years ago but a substantial church now remains. Said to be the burial place of King Harold Godwinson there are large gardens behind the church containing ruined walls from the Abbey. They ask for donations but it is free to enter and there is a small gift shop in a side chapel.

Thank CarltonA10
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

I was brought up not many miles away but haven't been here for 50 years; the church is much more interesting than I remember it. It is a delightful Norman church -- a classic of Norman architecture with some later parts. Don't miss the Norman columns, wall painting and Tudor window in the Lady Chapel, and the Norman East End (just look past the hideous Victorian in-fill). Excellent decorative flint-work on the tower.

Thank kcm1951
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Church is well worth the visit if in the area. The lead lights inside are very good and the ground have lots of old graves

Thank Barry S
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Lovely old church with an amazing Zodiac ceiling and beautiful stained glass/carvings. It's surrounded by a large open area favoured by dog walkers. There's a large stone block marking the spot where King Harold, our last Anglo Saxon king was buried behind the high altar of the original curch. A well tended rose/lavender garden with various shrubs on the way to the Abbey from the car park.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

walk there a lot very nice and shops next door. great place to walk your dog (in the gardens). Very good and always peaceful.

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