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Ancient and interesting

We had time to tour through this beautiful old cathedral with beautiful arches and windows. We... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
Beautiful Building!

We were staying round the corner from here so decided to take a look. We were impressed by the... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Steven H
Bicester, United Kingdom
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28 Apr 2018
“Ancient and interesting”
3 weeks ago
Stratton-on-the-Fosse BA3 4RJ, England
+44 1761 235100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a blast from a distant past. I felt oppressed there but I think it's maintained for males. I don't think this place changed my mind. Built by the poor males for the learned males and maintained for males. Just too oppressive for me an...More

Thank coolmint
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Visited Downside as we enjoy visiting Ampleforth Monastery regularly in Yorkshire. The Abbey is very majestic but a humbling place for reflection and solitude. We enjoyed our short but much needed quiet visit.

Thank PaulineKenyon
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We had time to tour through this beautiful old cathedral with beautiful arches and windows. We celebrated Mass in the Crypt which made our visit very special. We find the people from the church very accommodating and interesting as they tell us about the history...More

Thank maxwellkg
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We were staying round the corner from here so decided to take a look. We were impressed by the grand scale and beautiful architecture of the building. It was getting dark so everything was closed but definitely worth a visit!

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We live locally (Chilcompton) and had no idea that this place existed - Terrible! We were out walking with our dog on Sunday and just happened to stumble upon this place. It was extremely quiet and very relaxing and a real surprise to find something...More

1  Thank RossyCains
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here in mid afternoon and there was no one else there. so it was very peaceful. Car park is just outside.

1  Thank ChrisSouthampton
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this surfing on the web. it's a beautiful Abbey in the grounds of the school. It has its own little car park. It has many little chapels and wonderful stained glass. Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Julian500
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The grounds and the school are private and can only be seen over a wall on the road; but you are able to visit the church. This is a fine building and well worth a visit.

1  Thank Monica M
Reviewed 1 March 2015

this is a very beautiful abbey well worth visiting whatever your religion with family or on your own

1  Thank toyna
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Another visit to our family in Wiltshire, gave us the opportunity to visit Downside Abbey, yes that is the correct spelling, not the one off television. Downside is a Benedictine Abbey and school. We arrived at 12.30 just in time to sit quietly in this...More

4  Thank Sue S
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