#29 - Let time slow down in the spiritual sanctuary of Quarr Abbey
Animal Collection / Zoo
Isle Of Wight
AboutThe site of Quarr Abbey is one of the most expansive of any attraction on the Isle of Wight. The Grade I listed monastic buildings, completed in 1912, are some of the most striking pieces of architecture on the whole Island - visible through the trees on arrival via the Portsmouth to Fishbourne ferry.
The Abbey is still home to a small group of Benedictine monks, which adds a unique air of tranquillity to the church and the surrounding grounds. Set within the beautiful walled gardens you will find a well-stocked farm shop selling produce grown locally and on-site, a popular tea shop, and nearby a newly laid woodland walk leads all to the ruins of the original medieval abbey, which was founded as early as 1132.
For a true reflection of Quarr Abbey, the guided tour is a must. Your guide Father Luke, himself a resident monk, is a charming character whose engaging manner will captivate you long before you even set foot in the church.
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|Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)|