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Lovely peaceful setting

We wandered around the ruins reading all the information boards and taking photos. Very quiet as... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Chatham, United Kingdom
Historic & fun for the kids too

This is the home of Christianity on the IoM & the Mnax government have made a decent attempt to... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Isle of Man
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Rushen Abbey was gifted by King Olaf I for use as a monastery in 1134. Today the remains of the Abbey sit in the peace of the Abbey Gardens. The Abbey tells its story from medieval times to the present day and includes a great range of interactive...more
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Reviewed 31 December 2018

Whilst touring The Isle of Man in July 2018 I had about 30 minutes spare and so I visited Rushen Abbey as I had the special Manx National Heritage 'TT Pin Badge' which got me entry at no extra charge. There is a lot of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Martin R
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Staff were very welcoming and friendly and the meal was very good.Not excellent, but good.It was actually spoilt by virtually cold vegetables. The pork was tender and the apple sauce obviously home made. Puddings delicious My overall feeling is this venue needs an update. Chairs...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is Manx Heritage at its best. To be honest, there isn’t a lot left of Rushen Abbey but they make the most of it. There is an excellent visitor centre with a lot of information about the abbey and the monks. Kids can dress...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Abbey restaurant We tried this restaurant at lunchtime was immediately impressed with the staff and interior decoration and nothing was to much trouble. So we decided to book an evening meal and was not disappointed with quality of the food, it was delicious and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

We visited on a very VERY wet and windy day in July and only had about an hour to whizz round before they closed. The kids and I had been here a couple of times before and nothing much had changed, but it was still...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

It was lovely and full of interesting information and things was able to get a photograph of a rabbit was amazing

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Wasnt intending on going to visit but had a met a couple earlier in week told me its a must do:) so using my Nat Trust Card (free admission) and walking along the Silverdale Glen path walked past it so decided to give it a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Restless59
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We wandered around the ruins reading all the information boards and taking photos. Very quiet as there were only a few people there. The exhibition was interesting as well as the picture boards dotted about the gardens showing what it was like in the past....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Beagle82
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I remember Rushen Abbey as a child.. with strawberries and cream and a beautiful dance hall out in the open - and everyone was dancing! Now it’s more of an historic site - beautiful gardens, a lovely museum and lots to do with the kids...

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Pamela A
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is the home of Christianity on the IoM & the Mnax government have made a decent attempt to tell the story of the abbey & also added lots for kids to do too, including dressing up, lots of activities & puzzles, a ball throwing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Andrea P
26 February 2016|
Response from HarryS70 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Andrea P I am not able to answer your Question but if you go on the Manx Heritage website you might be able to find out more information that way. It has beautiful grounds and I would think it an ideal location for a... More
Andrea P
26 February 2016|
Response from ManxNationalHeritage | Property representative |
Hi Andrea, it really depends on your requirements. You can find out a little more at the venue hire section on the Manx National Heritage website (this is a .im site). Our Venue Hire Coordinator would be very happy to... More