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Royal Garrison Church

Penny Street, Portsmouth PO1 2NJ, England
+44 23 9237 8291
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Church ruins and small chapel

Lovely small church ruins and chapel. Great to see the place manned by volunteers. Very... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Luke P
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Belvedere, United Kingdom
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Royal Garrison Church, Portsmouth.Amazing architecture and definitely worth a visit. Very interesting.

A quaint little church not far for the tourist attractions of Portsmouth. An easy walk to visit and... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
anne m
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Penny Street, Portsmouth PO1 2NJ, England
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"the stained glass windows"
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely small church ruins and chapel. Great to see the place manned by volunteers. Very welcoming and clean lots to see in such a small place

Thank Luke P
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

A quaint little church not far for the tourist attractions of Portsmouth. An easy walk to visit and one is greeted warmly by the staff in attendance, with all questions answered, should one be interested in the history of this little place, which dates back...More

Thank anne m
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Visited the church and was greeted by two wonderful guides who knew so much and took time to give you the history Thank you

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

A lovely structure situated in the Old Town, but opening times need to be checked. It is a beautiful little Church which has a lot of history within it. Friendly and helpful volunteer guides happily recount the history as well as explaining the stories behind...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

We happened on this during our walk along the seawall. It was mostly destroyed during WWII and walking thru the ruin as well as visiting what was preserved was great. The volunteers were extremely helpful. If you visit, please put a few pounds in the...More

Thank George W
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

What a lovely , peaceful place this is! Small but packed with so much history which the friendly people in there will always stop and tell you about.

Thank sandie d
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

excellent volunteers, very very knowledgeable, made our visit very worthwhile. the ambiance and the stained glass windows very thought provoking, the history and the result of the luftwaffe raid well documented

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

In the days when the army was ferried about by the Navy it was necessary that large numbers of soldiers had temporary billets with access to a hospital etc. The ruined church here is all that is left and one can imagine the temporary barrack...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

From the outside it looks like a ruin (because of WW II bombing), but then you step into the little church with its lovely windows.

Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

A lovely place, with two very nice guides. It is full of history, still showing damage from WW2. The Glass windows are really nice, and even now the church has a holy feeling about it.

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Leonila
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Response from christine271245 |
Yes, the church is still in regular use by the military, making it the oldest garrison chapel in the world.
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