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St Michael's Abbey

Farnborough GU14 7NQ, England
+44 1252 546105
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St Michales Abbey Farnborough

A little known historical site in Farnborough. Tucked away in its own unique location close to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mark a
Farnborough, United Kingdom
via mobile
an oasis in a busy city

a quiet place with welcoming brothers the grounds and Abbey are tranquil and peaceful. a lovely... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Farnborough GU14 7NQ, England
+44 1252 546105
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little known historical site in Farnborough. Tucked away in its own unique location close to the train station. It is well worth a visit, with guided toures at 3pm on Saturday.

Thank mark a
Reviewed 9 November 2017

a quiet place with welcoming brothers the grounds and Abbey are tranquil and peaceful. a lovely place for quiet complentation

Thank Kathyiris
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Tucked away behind farnborough depressing shopping precincts is this marvellous mausoleum, the final resting place of Napoleon III and family. Can you believe it? Like willie wonka's factory it opens infrequently and mysteriously. Visitors hang about outside the gates until it opens automatically and the...More

Thank robinn669
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Really interesting to learn about a French emperor and empress buried in Farnborough. Go on a warm day...

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

With the choice of magnificent cathedrals in nearby Winchester, Salisbury and London, an Abbey in Farnborough could easily be overlooked for a day outing in Surrey. However we chose Farnborough because it was the midpoint for meeting friends for lunch and a travel experience that...More

Thank smokeysmith
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Monastery is a place of peace and tranquillity. They hold regular masses and vespers every day. The Abbey itself has a historic connection to Napoleon the Third too! Napoleon III was exiled to England with his family with residencies in Royal Leamington Spa, Farnborough,...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Tours by appt only. We joined one prescheduled. Well worth it. Amazing bit of history with a tie to an exiled countess.

Thank CanadianinUK2017
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Really enjoyed the Saturday tour and it wa nice to catch up with the local history a bit. I have driven past so many times and bored my daughter with " We must go there one day" so when we finally did it we were...More

Thank johnosbourne555
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is not actually a review, sadly, as having visited Farnborough this week and checked out places to visit on Tripadvisor, I TRIED to walk to it from where I was staying. If you use a Satnav, it will likely send you to Abbey Road....More

1  Thank Gail T
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We decided to visit after finding a video on Youtube about interesting history in Hampshire. We looked on the main website and the information on there was very helpful. We arrived on a very cold Saturday in March and waited at the electric gates to...More

3  Thank J NEAVES J
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