Romsey Abbey

Romsey Abbey

Romsey Abbey
4.5
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
We look forward to welcoming you to our Norman Abbey — home to a thriving Christian congregation. With a lofty nave and round Norman arches, Romsey Abbey is one of the most imposing churches in Southern England. It’s home to a number of treasures, including two Saxon roods, a 16th-century reredos (a screen displayed behind an altar) and the tomb of the Lord Mountbatten of Burma, great-uncle of Prince Charles.
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Sharon S
South Carolina95 contributions
Sep 2021
You can just feel the history when you walk through the Abbey. Lots of information is written throughout the tour but there is also many volunteers there who really know their stuff. A must if you are in the area
Written 18 October 2021
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WightStripe
Isle of Wight, UK57 contributions
Aug 2021
Romsey is a real surprise of a place where as soon as you leave you want to go back for another look. The Abbey is well worth a visit as, like so many similar buildings, the first impression is "How did they build this?" As soon as I said it one of the guides gave a quick description of how it was done. Since returning home and reading other reviews I have realised there was a couple of parts I missed despite walking round several times but it was still very enjoyable. I can also recommend walking up the road which runs away from the Abbey to the left as you come out. Turn right at the top and you will see one of most picturesque cottages you are likely to find anywhere.
Written 27 August 2021
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John S
Peterborough, UK60 contributions
Aug 2021
We went slightly off piste as Romsey was not on our route but decided to call in regardless. Really glad we did , you must visit this fabulous building if in the area. I just wish there was access to the high galleries , that would be an experience to remember. We were all struck by the enthusiasm of the volunteers and the welcome to visitors.
Written 26 August 2021
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Philmex1
Southampton, UK1,485 contributions
Jul 2021
I'm fortunate to live fairly close to Romsey so I've been to the Abbey many times. This was my first visit in nearly two years due to lockdowns, so I was pleased to be able to go back again. Look out for the new Florence Nightingale stained glass window and see how many Cat corbels you can count on the Abbey exterior. Take a look at the memorials inside the Abbey and you might find a Savage Beare or a Titanic Memorial.

Entry to the Abbey is free, but donations are welcome.
Written 25 July 2021
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bobthegardener2016
Brierley Hill, UK386 contributions
Jul 2021
covid safe...this is a gem,the person who showed us around was excellent and we found out more from him than any guide book
Written 24 July 2021
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978Martinking978
United Kingdom163 contributions
Jul 2021
Beautiful old abbey,full of history and character.
We didn’t realise that the tomb of Earl Mountbatten was here under we came across it.
A little hidden gem tucked away in the middle of town.
Written 21 July 2021
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Michelle C
Palo Alto, CA173 contributions
May 2021
We visited Romsey Abbey on the way to Southampton. Beautiful building, full of architectural and historic interest. Read the memorial plaques. Vibrant Victorian and Edwardian stained glass windows, plus a new window memorializing Florence Nightingale. Visit takes 45 mins to an hour to pay the building proper attention. Close to the center of Romsey where there see many small restaurants and cafes. Fairly easy parking five minutes away at the Newton Lane Car Park.
Written 18 May 2021
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Kings and Queens London
London, UK727 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We have come to the New forest on numerous occasions but didn’t recall coming to this church or it’s beautiful cathedral .Very interesting with tall arched ceilings and great stained glass windows
Written 22 December 2020
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Around_the_world_84
Bournemouth, UK90 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
Romsey Abbey is one of those places you might discover by chance, and it is a nice surprise. It's evident it has been restored during the last 100 years but that doesn't diminish the majestic interior. A must see if you are nearby.
Written 19 November 2020
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gnoley
Woking, United Kingdom42 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Lovely abbey, steeped in history. Great map to give you the best experience. Informative volunteers to guide you through the visit.
Visit will take you up to an hour and will cost you a donation towards its upkeep.
Well worth a quick visit if you're in the New Forest area.
Written 8 October 2020
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Romsey Abbey is open:
  • Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00