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Converted from the Monks’ Refectory

The original Abbey Church fell into ruins after the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nicholas H
London, United Kingdom
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Visaulise the Abbey

Not all of the Abbey is still standing and I loved how the layout has been preserved around the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The original Abbey Church fell into ruins after the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII in 1538. It’s outline can still be seen among the ruins of the Abbey. The current church was created out of the room where the monks ate their meals....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not all of the Abbey is still standing and I loved how the layout has been preserved around the part that has so that you can imagine how it used to be. The part that is still standing has had some lovely renovation and can...More

Thank ZoeBailey72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked on line to hear a concert from 2 choirs created, taught and conducted by Alison Russell-Hayward. First was a dozen or so New Forest Children’s choir who sang several songs, accompanied by Christopher Dowie on piano, Swedish Ellie Kandall on flute and Heathe...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most peaceful place we have ever visited, sitting outside we could only hear the birds, no traffic, planes, dogs or people. Beautiful surroundings packed with history.

Thank Cathy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the majority of this building are ruins, what is standing is extremely interesting. The history of the church itself is amazing. A must see when visiting Beaulieu.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent venue to visit. Although your initial thoughts may be of the price being a little high, there is so much to see with the all in one attraction ticket. Buy on line before your visit and you’ll save a bit too! The motor...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Lovely visit to the Abbey. Well worth a visit . Gentleman there was so full of knowledge of the Abbey as well.

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Visited as part of the Motor Museum ticket. It made the day more interesting to have several things included. Enjoyed the display of falcons in the cloisters.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

The abbey is mostly in ruins but it’s story can be heard either with a guide or walking around and reading the text. The history includes the life of the monks as well as the building. One of the things that I found interesting was...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We visited as part of a return to the National Motor Museum and weren’t disappointed. Whilst a large part of the main abbey church is only visible as stones on the ground, there is still a sense of quiet and reflection. The cloister and domus...More

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