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St Michael's Abbey

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Farnborough GU14 7NQ, England
+44 1252 546105
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an oasis in a busy city

a quiet place with welcoming brothers the grounds and Abbey are tranquil and peaceful. a lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kathyiris
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Quel suprise!

Tucked away behind farnborough depressing shopping precincts is this marvellous mausoleum, the... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
robinn669
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a quiet place with welcoming brothers the grounds and Abbey are tranquil and peaceful. a lovely place for quiet complentation

Thank Kathyiris
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Tucked away behind farnborough depressing shopping precincts is this marvellous mausoleum, the final resting place of Napoleon III and family. Can you believe it? Like willie wonka's factory it opens infrequently and mysteriously. Visitors hang about outside the gates until it opens automatically and the...More

Thank robinn669
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Really interesting to learn about a French emperor and empress buried in Farnborough. Go on a warm day...

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

With the choice of magnificent cathedrals in nearby Winchester, Salisbury and London, an Abbey in Farnborough could easily be overlooked for a day outing in Surrey. However we chose Farnborough because it was the midpoint for meeting friends for lunch and a travel experience that...More

Thank smokeysmith
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Monastery is a place of peace and tranquillity. They hold regular masses and vespers every day. The Abbey itself has a historic connection to Napoleon the Third too! Napoleon III was exiled to England with his family with residencies in Royal Leamington Spa, Farnborough,...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Tours by appt only. We joined one prescheduled. Well worth it. Amazing bit of history with a tie to an exiled countess.

Thank CanadianinUK2017
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Really enjoyed the Saturday tour and it wa nice to catch up with the local history a bit. I have driven past so many times and bored my daughter with " We must go there one day" so when we finally did it we were...More

Thank johnosbourne555
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is not actually a review, sadly, as having visited Farnborough this week and checked out places to visit on Tripadvisor, I TRIED to walk to it from where I was staying. If you use a Satnav, it will likely send you to Abbey Road....More

1  Thank Gail T
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We decided to visit after finding a video on Youtube about interesting history in Hampshire. We looked on the main website and the information on there was very helpful. We arrived on a very cold Saturday in March and waited at the electric gates to...More

3  Thank J NEAVES J
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I can thoroughly recommend the tour of the Abbey and if you get Father David it is an added bonus as he passes his wealth of knowledge across. Photography was allowed in both the church and crypt. First class all round and will definately be...More

3  Thank -Richard -
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