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Dorchester Abbey

Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Amazing, interactive, informative visit

What a visit, an amazingly informative, educational visit to this wonderfully preserved Abbey. Our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newbury, United Kingdom
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Lovely well kept Abbey

We had a morning walk around this 14th century Abbey which was lovely. However on this trip we... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Fremington, United Kingdom
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Dorchester Abbey is a significant historic building, having been a place of worship, witness and pilgrimage for more than a millennium. It has a unique C13th sculptural stained glass Jesse Window, an C11th lead font and C14th wall paintings. A...more
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High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames OX10 7HH, England
+44 1865 340007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a visit, an amazingly informative, educational visit to this wonderfully preserved Abbey. Our guide, Margaret was extremely knowledgeable and provided lots of insight and interesting activities to educate and entertain them. The Abbey is gorgeous and well preserved. I won't give away some of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

We had a morning walk around this 14th century Abbey which was lovely. However on this trip we didn't go inside but we will be visiting again soon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cameradave
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

We were not expecting to find such a treasure! Arrived late afternoon to town but decided to take a walk! Came across the Museum, probably closing, but were nicely invited to step in by Anne Marie and her husband to visit the small little place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa P
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Quiet and peaceful, quaint and beautiful. Excellent historical information. For me a bonus that it was a sunny evening and the Orchestra of St John's was rehearsing !

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

If you are staying near Oxford, I recommend a day trip to Dorchester Abbey. It is quite, quite beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Annie46Perth
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Maybe the Abbey itself is not worth a trip to Dorchester-on-Thames, unless you are really interested in religious history, but it is definitely a nice visit on an already very scenic village. The abbey is well preserved, and it is a living part of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Miguelal1984
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The abbey is stunning and obviously well loved and treasured by the people and volunteers who maintain and look after it. The Cloister's exhibition was very interesting and as with other items within the abbey, it was helpful to have information plagues giving details of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tina B
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Take time to explore the grounds of this ancient abbey and marvel at the architecture and stained glass.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank drownedrat42
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Parking is fine as there are quite a few places free at Bridge End as you come into town from the south, otherwise its roadside which is variable and limited but managed fine with a big motorhome in the main road. It's a brilliant and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank paulsheridan2018
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Visited the abbey with friends on a very hot day. It was very peaceful and there were some lovely points of interest. The schoolroom/museum was also very interesting and the lady in charge was full of local knowledge and very pleasant.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cath H
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Valerie D
29 March 2016|
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Response from Stephanie F | Property representative |
Yes! Contact the Parish Office: 01865 340007