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Rushen Abbey

Mill St, Ballasalla IM9 3DB
+44 1624 648000
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Interesting place to visit and lots to get the young ones to buy into it

We did the Silverglen walks, one of which took us to Rushen Abbey. If you are National Trust... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jakki P
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Engaging and quiet

Buy a £20 Heritage pass and save yourself money. To see each heritage attraction on the Island... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kent, UK
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Rushen Abbey was gifted by King Olaf I for use as a monastery in 1134. Today the remains of the Abbey sit in the peace of the Abbey Gardens. The Abbey tells its story from medieval times to the present day and includes a great range of interactive activities for visitors of all ages.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible1%
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Mill St, Ballasalla IM9 3DB
+44 1624 648000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the Silverglen walks, one of which took us to Rushen Abbey. If you are National Trust members it is free to get in. (I would say: if you have to pay, it's a bit pricey) We visited in October and the garden was...More

Thank Jakki P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Buy a £20 Heritage pass and save yourself money. To see each heritage attraction on the Island is between £6 - £10. It takes between half an hour and two hours to see each attraction, you'll soon get to see them all. Like with all...More

Thank GlyderFawr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Monday morning in term time, so very quiet. Interesting and informative indoor trail leading to a model of the abbey pre Henry VIII. Outside, not easy to work out where the buildings had been as there isn't much left of it,...More

Thank SuzygirlMacclesfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited early morning on a Thursday in September – arrived before opening time and a helpful lady let us in – thank you – exhibition very informative about the Cistercian Monks and their daily life of prayer work and sleep – something for both children...More

Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whilst mainly for families with children this is Avery interesting place. Lots to see and do. Very good reception who advise d us what to do first etc.

1  Thank malcolm f
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The abbey can be reached by a 10 minute walk from Ballasalla railway station, or by the Port Erin to Douglas buses, that pass a little closer. There are a few interesting exhibits in the small parts of the abbey that are intact, but for...More

Thank PeterLanky
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I am going to sound a grumpy old git but this place is set up for children. Informative displays but I could not read them as children were jumping about and playing on them - no sign of parents or management of behaviour. Such a...More

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Abbey looked lovely from the outside , didn't go in due to no dogs policy which is fair enough , not all attractions are dog -friendly , didn't want to leave the wee lad in the car due to the hot day , never mind

1  Thank brodybunch1117
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We got married at Rushen Abbey. It was a fabulous wedding venue. Well organised and complimented on by all of our guests. Many thanks everyone. Susie and Paul

1  Thank Susie C
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit on the island, good for families with children as lots of children's activities. Not much of the abbey ruins left to see but good museum.

Thank IanG9290YB
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Andrea P
26 February 2016|
Response from HarryS70 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Andrea P I am not able to answer your Question but if you go on the Manx Heritage website you might be able to find out more information that way. It has beautiful grounds and I would think it an ideal location for a... More
Andrea P
26 February 2016|
Response from ManxNationalHeritage | Property representative |
Hi Andrea, it really depends on your requirements. You can find out a little more at the venue hire section on the Manx National Heritage website (this is a .im site). Our Venue Hire Coordinator would be very happy to... More