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Dorchester Abbey

Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
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A special place

Quiet and peaceful, quaint and beautiful. Excellent historical information. For me a bonus that it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ian S
Norwich, United Kingdom
A must

If you are staying near Oxford, I recommend a day trip to Dorchester Abbey. It is quite, quite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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Dorchester Abbey is a significant historic building, having been a place of worship, witness and pilgrimage for more than a millennium. It has a unique C13th sculptural stained glass Jesse Window, an C11th lead font and C14th wall paintings. A...more
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High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames OX10 7HH, England
+44 1865 340007
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Quiet and peaceful, quaint and beautiful. Excellent historical information. For me a bonus that it was a sunny evening and the Orchestra of St John's was rehearsing !

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are staying near Oxford, I recommend a day trip to Dorchester Abbey. It is quite, quite beautiful.

Thank Annie46Perth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe the Abbey itself is not worth a trip to Dorchester-on-Thames, unless you are really interested in religious history, but it is definitely a nice visit on an already very scenic village. The abbey is well preserved, and it is a living part of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The abbey is stunning and obviously well loved and treasured by the people and volunteers who maintain and look after it. The Cloister's exhibition was very interesting and as with other items within the abbey, it was helpful to have information plagues giving details of...More

Thank Tina B
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Take time to explore the grounds of this ancient abbey and marvel at the architecture and stained glass.

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Parking is fine as there are quite a few places free at Bridge End as you come into town from the south, otherwise its roadside which is variable and limited but managed fine with a big motorhome in the main road. It's a brilliant and...More

Thank paulsheridan2018
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Visited the abbey with friends on a very hot day. It was very peaceful and there were some lovely points of interest. The schoolroom/museum was also very interesting and the lady in charge was full of local knowledge and very pleasant.

Thank Cath H
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Having an interest in the use of sacred space, Dorchester Abbey is significant. The building has been reordered and there is much of interest, architectural features, wall painting, stained glass wi Dow’s.The building is obviously well used and well loved. It is easily accessible and...More

Thank CUB535
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The Abbey and grounds are lovely, but the clock is very annoying, why on earth does it have to go off every 15 mins (even through the night)

Thank Joeycoolcake
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Can't explain why, but the Abbey brought on tears of emotion. Visited St Birimus church where we were made most welcome. Met Miriam Margolyes there also. Went for a walk across the fields to the riverside on the Thames. Lovely visit to this charming village.

Thank cindyholdcroft
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Valerie D
29 March 2016|
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Response from Stephanie F | Property representative |
Yes! Contact the Parish Office: 01865 340007