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A peaceful and inspiring place

Went here with a friend on their visit from NZ. The experience was very inspiring as we sat and... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
Angela C
Aldershot, United Kingdom
A delightfully calming experience.

This modern monastery, at Beech village overlooking Alton, is open to the public, and offers rooms... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
Peter D
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26 Jul 2018
“A peaceful and inspiring place”
29 May 2018
“A delightfully calming experience.”
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Went here with a friend on their visit from NZ. The experience was very inspiring as we sat and relaxed. There were a number of plants for sale outside which were very healthy and a good price. This place is certainly worth visiting when you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Angela C
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This modern monastery, at Beech village overlooking Alton, is open to the public, and offers rooms to stay for retreat. Delightful gardens. Altogether a de-stressing time had here. A recommended diversion for anyone visiting Alton

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Peter D
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Alton Abbey is an Anglican Benedictine Monastery (founded in 1895) in the village of Beech, near Alton, Hampshire, England. The abbey is not far from one of Hampshire's highest points, King's Hill (218 m). The community was founded by The Rev Charles Plomer Hopkins in...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank astjht
Reviewed June 30, 2017

We visited the Abbey recently to hear an organ recital in the chapel. This was a good experience. We also took the opportunity to explore the grounds, look at the bookstall and try the excellent tea and cakes. Overall, a very pleasant afternoon.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Ruthsmum
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful old abbey even in the rain. We did not get to explore the gardens but wandered freely through the abbey what am amazing and delightful place. A real hidden gem. Even our relatives who live near were unaware of this beautiful...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Moir A
Reviewed October 12, 2016

The Church. Sunday Mass at 10, a must for those seeking peace and true Benedictine tradition. The gardens are delightful. A retreat to be booked. or just quiet prayer.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Derek E
Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

My elderly chum and I visited here today and had a nose round this Anglican monastery. I was under the impression that monasteries were Catholic but evidently not. It's very pleasant inside and the grounds are lovely. We were hoping to have warm beverages with...More

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank stevef757
Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited in an overcast August Saturday afternoon. We were the only ones there. It's open to walk around and look inside. It's a beautiful building. We left a donation and read about the history of the building.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank 706shaunw
Reviewed December 30, 2014

I have returned three times this year. Originally I came on a day trip, & was astonished by the wonderful Benedictine tradition of welcome which I had not experienced before. We enjoyed the banter with the monks, who are a very amusing bunch of people....More

Date of experience: November 2014
7  Thank Margaret O
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