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Lovely place to visit

Excellent place to visit, walk among the ruins of the Abbey, great backdrop for wedding photos... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Tracey Y
Netley, United Kingdom
A nice lazy few hours

We were down in Southampton for the weekend, and we were taken to Netley Abbey and boy are we glad... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Ian C
Basingstoke, 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.
Abbey Hill, Netley, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Excellent place to visit, walk among the ruins of the Abbey, great backdrop for wedding photos, very peaceful.

Thank Tracey Y
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We were down in Southampton for the weekend, and we were taken to Netley Abbey and boy are we glad were were. First of all the free parking really helps, (not a huge car park but free none the less) You are then greated by...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Went to Netley Abbey as my granddaughter was getting married there. Very interesting Abbey, lovely building, lovely venue for her wedding. Had a lovely day there.

Thank anpet63
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Some car parking but unfortunately no bike racks. Interesting ruins that after the dissolution of the Abbeys was converted to a private house. Would have liked a few more information boards but can you moan when it’s free!

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

Had driven past here on so many occasions but decided to take a look. Good way to spend an hour just walking around the ruin reading the boards and taking loads of pictures.

Thank redheadhamble
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I went on a warm day to visit the abbey for the first time. It is free to explore the ruins and there is a lot of history associated with the area with signs detailing facts about each room. The whole setting is peaceful and...More

Thank JE4936
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

I visit Netley abbey frequently and can only say one thing ! This place is amazing ! Great for hide and seek for the kids and also exploring . If you like something a bit different that is free ! This is the place to...More

Thank poncho456
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We visited here on Bank Holiday Sunday, one of the hottest days of the year. We were really looking forward to it, having read it's history before we came, and being avid "collectors" of Abbey ruins for many years. The Abbey is perfect, beautifully preserved...More

3  Thank patmaggie
Reviewed 16 May 2018

There is free entry to this delightful old ruin.Built on a massive scale as an Abbey and then used as a house it has a lovely romantic feel to it.Very special.

Thank glyn l
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We went on a beautiful day and it couldn’t have been better. It was lovely for a stroll around the grounds and to see the history of the ruins. We took the opportunity to sit down and look around and take it all in. The...More

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Response from Carol B | Reviewed this property |
Public Toilets Are Not On Site. However, They Are Nearby, Across The Road, Near The Estuary. I hope this is of help to you.