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Netley Abbey

Abbey Hill, Netley, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Lovely spot

This is lovely for a walk and for any budding photographer. The info signs give some more depth... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jesca84
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London
Better than expected

Really is a beautiful place and it's big. Has a small car park, plenty of information boards, it's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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These romantic ruins dating from the 13th century have been a source of inspiration for many 18th-century writers and poets such as Horace Walpole and Thomas Gray.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good52%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Abbey Hill, Netley, England
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+44 23 8083 3333
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is lovely for a walk and for any budding photographer. The info signs give some more depth information but the main selling point of this place is the shapes, and light and peace.

Thank Jesca84
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really is a beautiful place and it's big. Has a small car park, plenty of information boards, it's free and wasn't really busy. No shop so be prepared for that. The only thing that stopped me from giving a 5 rating was the signage. I...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk and nice cafe for snacks and hot drinks. I recommend a visit, parking isn't free but you can park on the outskirts for free. It was once the largest hospital in Europe.

Thank tobias s
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is an interesting place to wander around for half an hour or so and soak up the atmosphere. Maybe take a picnic if its a nice day but be aware - there are no other amenities here other than a small car park. On...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Lack of signage to the site means we drove past the place at first, small carpark , but was closed when we visited due to a local event that was going on (advertised on the EH site so we were expecting this) , very little...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Drove past three times before finding the entrance! Parked with ease and enjoyed wondering around this beautiful historical place. Will definitely be coming back for another visit.

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We tried to find the Abbey using the English Heritage directions and went past a number of times before managing to pin point where the entrance was. Entrance is free and the ruins are very interesting. There is a small gravel car park. There was...More

1  Thank Janet H
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We stopped off at Netley Abbey for a picnic on a sunny day. It's owned by English Heritage, but free to enter. It has a small car park, but it wasn't busy - not sure if it ever is? We did have a bit of...More

1  Thank Campergirl4
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A strict order of Monks founded this Abbey in the 12th Century. Henry the VIII had it demolished, but the ruins then became a courtiers house after some clever alterations. By Victorian times it was a ruin romantically covered with ivy and famed for picnickers....More

Thank DAVIDMS20050
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I had heard that the ruins of Netley Abbey had inspired writers but I couldn't understand how. Having visited for the first time I can see why - I still don't really understand it but I felt it. Real shame though that it is an...More

Thank johnsD9009PL
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