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Quarr abbey

Quarr abbey

A working Benedictine monastery, in a beautiful and peaceful setting; Quarr Abbey is home to a community of Benedictine monks who dedicate there life to prayer, contemplation and community life. The Abbey has a fascinating history. Founded in 1132, the old abbey was dissolved more than 400 years later by Henry VIII. In 1907, the Solesmes order of Benedictine monks built the current monastery and church re made of red Flanders brick and combining French and Moorish architectural styles. Quarr Abbey, including both the Bellot buildings and the old Cistercian site has been put on the World Monument Fund watch list for 2012. With free entry to the grounds, you can visit the church and pilgrimís chapel, pop along to the art gallery and bookshop, or simply wander the grounds to experience the tranquil atmosphere of the monastery. Located in the beautiful surroundings of the walled garden, you will find the Quarr abbey Teashop cafe and farm-shop, popular place to come and relax and enjoy refreshments, light lunches and shopping of local products and produce. Quarr Abbey has something to suit everyone. Tours of the Abbey are available on the 1st Tuesday of every month and every Tuesday during the months of July and August, or you can book online at www.quarrabbey.co.uk.

Opening times & prices
Open 7 days a week (except Good Friday). Winter opening hours (5/11/12 to 25/03/2013) are weekdays 10.00am-4.00pm, Sundays 11.15am-4.00pm, and summer opening hours (25/03/2013 to 4/11/2013) weekdays 10.00am-5.00pm, Sundays 11.15am-5.00pm.
Free admission

Address
Quarr abbey,
Quarr road
Ryde
Isle of Wight
U.K.
PO334ES

Contact Details

Travel and Parking
Travel:- Quarr Abbey is located just off the main Newport to Ryde road, near Fishbourne. There is a bus stop located directly outside the main abbey entrance; take bus Number 9 between Newport and Ryde or Number 4 between East Cowes and Ryde
Parking:- There is plenty of free parking available

Facilities: -
Picnic area Gift Shop Disabled Access Refreshments / Cafe

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