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Netley Abbey

Abbey Hill, Netley, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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A hidden gem

I visit Netley abbey frequently and can only say one thing ! This place is amazing ! Great for hide... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
poncho456
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Spoiled

We visited here on Bank Holiday Sunday, one of the hottest days of the year. We were really looking... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
patmaggie
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Lancs
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good50%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Abbey Hill, Netley, England
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+44 23 8083 3333
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"a small car park"
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"english heritage"
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"monastic life"
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"free entry"
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"an interesting place"
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"southampton water"
in 4 reviews
"wander around"
in 3 reviews
"information boards"
in 3 reviews
"henry viii"
in 3 reviews
"sunny day"
in 4 reviews
"cistercian monastery"
in 2 reviews
"ruins"
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"picnic"
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"century"
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"mansion"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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

1  Thank patmaggie
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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.

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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

Thank Nicole2701
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

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

1  Thank DaisySorbet
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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.

Thank Jesca84
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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 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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Becky M
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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.
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