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St Michael's Abbey

Farnborough GU14 7NQ, England
+44 1252 546105
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A National Treasure!

Probably one of the most under-rated historic buildings in Britain - containing the Mausoleums of... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Bill M
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Must do.

The Abbey is so fascinating,it is stuffed with history,I was surprised that so much history is just... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Elly P
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Farnborough GU14 7NQ, England
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Probably one of the most under-rated historic buildings in Britain - containing the Mausoleums of The Emperor Napoleon III and his spouse, The Empress Eugenie. A rare glimpse of real19th Century history right on our doorstep. The Empress was a European Royal superstar, and officially...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The Abbey is so fascinating,it is stuffed with history,I was surprised that so much history is just minutes away from Farnborough town contre.It’s a must to visit the abbey.

Thank Elly P
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Its a tragedy to see these old buildings serve only as a golden goose. Its a church in name only with very little genuine worship which now makes it just a husk of its former self. Though some are still prepared to leech off its...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

A little known historical site in Farnborough. Tucked away in its own unique location close to the train station. It is well worth a visit, with guided toures at 3pm on Saturday.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

a quiet place with welcoming brothers the grounds and Abbey are tranquil and peaceful. a lovely place for quiet complentation

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Tucked away behind farnborough depressing shopping precincts is this marvellous mausoleum, the final resting place of Napoleon III and family. Can you believe it? Like willie wonka's factory it opens infrequently and mysteriously. Visitors hang about outside the gates until it opens automatically and the...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Really interesting to learn about a French emperor and empress buried in Farnborough. Go on a warm day...

Thank Tim F
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

With the choice of magnificent cathedrals in nearby Winchester, Salisbury and London, an Abbey in Farnborough could easily be overlooked for a day outing in Surrey. However we chose Farnborough because it was the midpoint for meeting friends for lunch and a travel experience that...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Monastery is a place of peace and tranquillity. They hold regular masses and vespers every day. The Abbey itself has a historic connection to Napoleon the Third too! Napoleon III was exiled to England with his family with residencies in Royal Leamington Spa, Farnborough,...More

Thank James F
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Tours by appt only. We joined one prescheduled. Well worth it. Amazing bit of history with a tie to an exiled countess.

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