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Netley Abbey

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Abbey Hill, Netley, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Breathtakingly beautiful ruin

The sheer scale of this incredible ruin takes your breath away- one can imagine the impact it must... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DaisySorbet
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
NETLEY ABBEY - A ROMANTIC RUIN

Sunday 28 January 18, My husband and I decided to drive to just outside Southampton to visit Netley... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
Carol B
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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These romantic ruins dating from the 13th century have been a source of inspiration for many 18th-century writers and poets such as Horace Walpole and Thomas Gray.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good51%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Abbey Hill, Netley, England
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"a small car park"
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"english heritage"
in 11 reviews
"monastic life"
in 2 reviews
"an interesting place"
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"information boards"
in 4 reviews
"southampton water"
in 4 reviews
"wander around"
in 3 reviews
"henry viii"
in 3 reviews
"sunny day"
in 4 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 2 reviews
"cistercian monastery"
in 2 reviews
"ruins"
in 39 reviews
"picnic"
in 19 reviews
"century"
in 8 reviews
"mansion"
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"tudor"
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"stone"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sheer scale of this incredible ruin takes your breath away- one can imagine the impact it must have had in its day. As a free ruin it is amazingly good value! As other reviewers have noted, it can be missed - signage is great...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Sunday 28 January 18, My husband and I decided to drive to just outside Southampton to visit Netley Abbey, which is under the care of the English Heritage. Standing close to Southampton Water, Netley Abbey is the most complete surviving Cistercian monastery in southern England....More

Thank Carol B
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This is lovely for a walk and for any budding photographer. The info signs give some more depth information but the main selling point of this place is the shapes, and light and peace.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Really is a beautiful place and it's big. Has a small car park, plenty of information boards, it's free and wasn't really busy. No shop so be prepared for that. The only thing that stopped me from giving a 5 rating was the signage. I...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk and nice cafe for snacks and hot drinks. I recommend a visit, parking isn't free but you can park on the outskirts for free. It was once the largest hospital in Europe.

Thank tobias s
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is an interesting place to wander around for half an hour or so and soak up the atmosphere. Maybe take a picnic if its a nice day but be aware - there are no other amenities here other than a small car park. On...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Lack of signage to the site means we drove past the place at first, small carpark , but was closed when we visited due to a local event that was going on (advertised on the EH site so we were expecting this) , very little...More

Thank Phil C
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Drove past three times before finding the entrance! Parked with ease and enjoyed wondering around this beautiful historical place. Will definitely be coming back for another visit.

Thank Charlotte M
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

We tried to find the Abbey using the English Heritage directions and went past a number of times before managing to pin point where the entrance was. Entrance is free and the ruins are very interesting. There is a small gravel car park. There was...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

We stopped off at Netley Abbey for a picnic on a sunny day. It's owned by English Heritage, but free to enter. It has a small car park, but it wasn't busy - not sure if it ever is? We did have a bit of...More

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