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Beautiful building with masses of history including the tomb/grave of Lord Mountbatten.

We were welcomed into the Abbey (which is free) by a lovely member of the clergy who gave us a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bordon, Hampshire
Nice for a quick visit

Probably didn't have enough time to do it justice - would recommend 45 mins - hour to do it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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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.
Romsey SO51 8EL, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were welcomed into the Abbey (which is free) by a lovely member of the clergy who gave us a guide and a map of the building. Beautiful stained glass windows, medieval arches and altar. The most famous person buried within the Abbey building is...More

Thank JoJoPeters
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably didn't have enough time to do it justice - would recommend 45 mins - hour to do it properly. But worth the visit if in Romsey. They even do lunchtime musical recitals.

Thank THE-MAN1998
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing Sunday service, very friendly even though I was only visiting. Stunning stained glass windows and info on old exhibitions being shown

Thank nlayling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This 12th century former Benedictine nunnery is the third church on this site, replacing its Anglo Saxon predecessors, the first of which was built in 993. It is now the largest parish church in Hampshire. The dominant architectural feature is the huge number of beautiful...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Romsey Abbey is in the centre of Romsey, although there is little street parking nearby, there are plenty of carparks only a few minutes’ walk away. As medieval ecclesiastical buildings go, this is not in the same league as the two great cathedrals in nearby...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Always good to wander round or sit and think and contemplate life. Lovely to sit outside on Wednesday evening or Sunday and listen to the bells being rung - recommend any one to try it - its is such fun Truly stunning place

Thank elainer0byn
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Popped in late afternoon, very helpful man made sure we had a visitor leaflet and answered questions. Interesting place to walk round, well maintained and just big enough to keep you occupied for a good while plus a quiet sit down. Clean, tidy, well looked...More

1  Thank Marion W
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Called in and was welcomed we viewed the fine stain glass windows and typical architecture full of history.we were left to mooch and was impressed with the peacefulness. Lit a candle and had a prayer said for my daughter's fight with cancer at evening prayers....More

Thank Toni A
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building with fantastic Norman arches, medieval stonework, Tudor paintings and Victorian carpentry, together with skilfully performed modern masonry repairs.

Thank Dam B
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Romsey Abbey what an history from the fact the town bought the church - the past connections with coronations. The beautiful peels of Bells, so many smaller chapels within. The association with Broadlands and the Royal Family. Lord Mountbatten is Buried there

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25 May 2017|
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Response from APavl0va | Reviewed this property |
Behind the magistrates court. If this is full try Lortemore place car park.Two mins walk through King John's house garden (back entrance) to Church st.
11 May 2017|
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Response from RomseyAbbey | Property representative |
Good morning, Dogs are allowed on the open grass area to the north of the Abbey. Only Guide Dogs are allowed in the enclosed and gated area on the south and east (South Garth)