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Dorchester Abbey

High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames OX10 7HH, England
+44 1865 340007
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A great surprise

Huge abbey in lovely Oxfordshire village. Fantastic and reasonably priced tea shop too. There’s a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
borister
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UK
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A double surprise.

The entrance was to a large open space, with the nave beyond. The history explained why. One for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter S
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Amersham, 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 Museum and Tea Room is open from April to September. Tours available (see website for more details).
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High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames OX10 7HH, England
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+44 1865 340007
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"wall paintings"
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"lovely village"
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"herb garden"
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"home made cakes"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge abbey in lovely Oxfordshire village. Fantastic and reasonably priced tea shop too. There’s a free museum which we couldn’t visit as we had a dog with us. We will return.

Thank borister
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance was to a large open space, with the nave beyond. The history explained why. One for the monks and one for the people.

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large abbey building with interesting architectural details. Sadly, no access to the tower. Museum next door provides historical context, plus artifacts dating to Roman occupation of the area. Very knowledgeable docent to answer any questions that you might have.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We were made very welcome, it was a lovely occasion and we returned for evensong the entire visits were very special indeed.

Thank GMBJMB
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

The abbey has musicians appearing a couple of times a year. We took friends to see James Gallway (flutist) and the concert was excellent - the acoustics helped by the stone arched architecture.

Thank daviesrusu
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We came in here after staying at The White Hart. I am not religious but the Abbey is very impressive and the Windows above the altar are some of the finest I have seen.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Brilliant evening in a glorious setting. Highly recommend. We ate at The White Hart prior to the concert. Excellent food, service & environment.

Thank Pauline M
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I'm a local, so this is hardly an unbiased review, but even as a non-church-goer, Dorchester Abbey is for me a very important place in our local community. It hosts a huge range of events and activities but still manages to be the beating heart...More

Thank Ellie_itchy_feet
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

When you go to a cathedral you are seeing a building that has been important continuously since the early middle ages. Dorchester abbey isn’t like that, it was important until about 1500 but since then it’s been a parish church. So you’re seeing it more...More

Thank Eyerhymer
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

This is far from your usual soaring Gothic cathedral. Dorchester Abbey retains its ancient feel, complete with some Medieval wall-paintings. Don't miss the clever cloisters annexe, with its carved masonry & explanation boards. At busy times there is a little café, but there are also...More

Thank fifytyplus
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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
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