Romsey Abbey is the largest parish church in Hampshire and one of the most imposing churches in Southern England. The abbey can date it's origins back to 907AD, when King Edward the Elder (son of Alfred the Great) first settled nuns here. The first stone church and nunnery were built c.1000AD and was a place of education for the daughters of kings and noblemen.
The abbey has survived the ravages of the Black Death and Henry the VIII's dissolution of the monasteries after his final break with Rome and the English Civil War.
Visit Romsey Abbey and see its nave and Norman arches and its treasures; the Romsey reredos, the Rood in St. Anne's Chapel, the Romsey Rood, the St. Barbe memorial and the tomb of the Earl of Mountbatten of Burma.
The abbey is open daily, Monday to Saturday 7.30am to 6pm and Sundays 11am to 6pm. Please note that Romsey Abbey is an active parish church, with religious services daily.
Admission is Free, with donations towards the building's upkeep welcomed. Guided tours are also available.
Visit the website for more information: www.romseyabbey.org.uk
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