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Romsey Abbey

Romsey SO51 8EL, England
+44 1794 513125
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We attended the 1662 service at 11.30. This was a very busy church with a service having just... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pete W
Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
lovely abbey

quite big for the size of the town. the tombstones of some locally famous people can be found... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
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Romsey SO51 8EL, England
+44 1794 513125
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We attended the 1662 service at 11.30. This was a very busy church with a service having just finished but there was nobody welcoming us into the building. We had to enquire about the toilet faciilities which are located outside the building. The service was...More

Thank Pete W
RomseyAbbey, other at Romsey Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We’re delighted you chose to visit and worship at the Abbey last weekend. The third Sunday of the month is indeed a busy day with the additional 1662 service at 11.30am. Our stewards are on duty every day throughout the year and on Sundays start...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

quite big for the size of the town. the tombstones of some locally famous people can be found insode (including lord mountbatten). there are small gardens around which are peaceful.

Thank serena99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcomed by a friendly volunteer and followed the self-guided tour on the leaflet. Lots of interesting things to see that you might otherwise miss. Well worth a visit.

Thank CarolS98
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We visited on a wet Sunday and were welcomed by four separate members of the church team. The building is impressive for a local church with a magnificent sounding organ. The building is fine with a mix of architectural styles. The Abbey was saved from...More

Thank ReadingRoamer
Reviewed 3 December 2017

I visited the Abbey on a Saturday afternoon. I was greeted by a very helpful guide who gave me a map an explained the suggested route and what to look for. It was great. There are some wonderful items to see and a good atmosphere.

Thank Les H
Reviewed 27 November 2017

The building was just amazing outside as it was inside. So peaceful. Plenty to see. Greeted at the door and given an interesting leaflet which help guide you round. Just wished I had more time to take it all in, but we were only in...More

Thank Paula R
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The abbey is a very impressive building to look at with lots of good architectural features. We didn’t go in but if we are in Romsey again we’ll spend more time here.

Thank TheLoftysPoole
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Beautiful building but cannot walk in without be accosted by do gooders. When I said that I'm local and don't need a guide was told "oh, so you know everything". Such a person should not be in a church lest the roof fall on them....More

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RomseyAbbey, Parish Office at Romsey Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

While our voluntary stewards earnestly strive to be friendly, your strength of feeling clearly indicates, that on this occasion their approach was unwelcome and potentially inappropriate. We do appreciate your feedback and it is helpful for us to be reminded and acknowledge that people come...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Whilst on a Churches Conference in Christchurch we went on an outing to Romsey Abbey and what a wonderful building it is. There is so much history to explore including the facts relating to Lord Mountbattan whose remains are within the church. I am sure...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Over 1300 years old, this building has lots of fascinating features including Saxon heritage brought from other buildings. There is also modern art around the place which shows how busy and active Romsey is as a living church. Very clean and tidy. Great shop, book...More

Thank janeandmo
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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|
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)