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“A VERY PEACEFUL PLACE.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Quarr Abbey

Quarr Abbey
Ranked #3 of 36 things to do in Ryde
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“A VERY PEACEFUL PLACE.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

The Abbey is easily reached off the main road between Ryde and Newport and is well served by busses. There is a short walk that takes you to the outer areas of the Abbey that are open to the public. There is a shop selling an excellent range religious books and items and usually there is an exhibition featuring work by local artists. There areguided tours of the Abbey at certain times (arranged around the prayer times of the monks) that are very interesting and informative. You not only learn about the Abbey itself but also the lives of the monks. Quarr also has a tea shop with home made items on sale that are well worth trying.

Visited June 2014
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Hunter Valley, NSW
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“Peaceful and Serene”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Quarr Abbey is a lovely serene place to visit on the Isle of Wight. It is possible to walk around the grounds, go into the Abbey church and the smaller chapel, visit the café and shop, and pay your respects to those buried in the Abbey graveyard. I believe there is also an art display there although we did not visit that. It would be a lovely spot for lunch on a future visit.

Visited June 2014
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Beaumaris, United Kingdom
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“An architectural showpiece.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

The abbey is a remarkable structure with graceful arches and design more often associated with old stone buildings. A sense of peace and tranquillity pervades - even young children were keeping their voices down! The abbey guide is comprehensive but, with hindsight, it would have been an even better experience on one of the guided tours offered on certain days. The shop is well worth a look as is the art gallery which, on the occasion of our visit, was given over to local artist Penelope Walford. The tea room offered a good range of food served by a friendly team.

I would advise wearing a decent pair of walking shoes - the grounds and route to the old abbey ruins can be somewhat muddy but it would be a shame to miss out on seeing them.

Visited April 2014
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Huntingdon, England, United Kingdom
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“Very peaceful setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

... a real gem. Hard to find, but worth it when you get there. Lovely tea rooms a great gallery of local artist's work, beautiful gardens. This was a whistle stop tour, so I am sure there were other bits we didn't get to.

Visited June 2014
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Uk
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“Peaceful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Quarr Abbey, a Benedictine monastery on the Isle of Wight, peaceful place to visit and to feel the nature enters to the heart.
There is a lovely coffee shop with friendly staff whily you have yu tea/coffe you can enjoy a blessing view or you can buy local produce from the abbey grounds.

Visited April 2014
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