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Dorchester Abbey

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

Unfortunately we didn't have time to visit all of this substantial and well organised abbey church... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WileyWatfordWanderer
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Watford, United Kingdom
Pretty Abbey

The abbey was closed when we visited in winter but was nice to visit for a look. We didn’t spend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Betterxtogether
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Oxford
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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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“roman times” (2 reviews)
“idyllic spot” (2 reviews)
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High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames OX10 7HH, England
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+44 1865 340007
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"lovely village"
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"roman times"
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"idyllic spot"
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"tea room"
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"stain glass windows"
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"small museum"
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"herb garden"
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"historical interest"
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"wall paintings"
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"midsomer murders"
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"white hart"
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"tea shop"
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"home made cakes"
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"worth a visit"
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"old church"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we didn't have time to visit all of this substantial and well organised abbey church and there were preparations for a concert later that evening so we didn't stay long but we would revisit to find out more about the amazing rich past of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The abbey was closed when we visited in winter but was nice to visit for a look. We didn’t spend long here at all but it was nice to see and a good place for photography. The surrounding area was also beautiful which added to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always love to visit the abbey when we come to Dorchester. Have been many times and always notice something new on each visit. Always made to feel so welcome, whatever is going on there. It is a must to visit when going to oxford.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Historic and charming church about 8 miles from Oxford, in a tiny town used as a film site in Midsomer Murders. Bits and pieces from every era from Saxon onward, including various types of Gothic, and typical Victorian "restoration" under the ubiquitous Gilbert Scott. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Originally the site of a 7th century abbey, the building is now the local church, but maintains a lot of its historical character. Fascinating to see the list of abbots from the pre- Norman era.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

I was there for a music festival...wonderful setting for it. And the interval is ideal for exploring it's architecture.

Thank Meltonian2014
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Abbey buildings are well preserved - and the small museum inside has really interesting items. The setting is lovely, and the main museum and tea shop in the building next door are worth a visit. Note: if you are there are the right time, the...More

Thank JarvisBoots
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

At least the Abbey is accessible and an entry fee not charged. Decent, free parking which makes a change from the robbers who exploit access to these places, such as at Bolton Abbey. The Abbey's shining glory is the Tree of Jesse window on the...More

Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 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 9 May 2018

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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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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