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Netley Abbey is a ruined late medieval monastery in the village of Netley near Southampton in Hampshire, England. The abbey was founded in 1239 as a house for monks of the austere Cistercian order. Despite being a royal abbey, Netley was never rich, produced no influential scholars nor churchmen, and its nearly 300-year history was quiet. The monks were best known to their neighbours for the generous hospitality they offered to travellers on land and sea.
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Well-kept fabulous ruin, very quiet, peaceful & atmospheric & not all spoiled by refreshment kiosks or ice cream vans. For strollers & thinkers, not runners & smartphoners!
Lovely peaceful place. Great for picnics. Small car park. Beware, they lock gates to the car park quite early.
Grandiose Abbey Ruins in a beautiful woodland setting. More expansive and majestic than the nearby Titchfield Abbey, 13th Century Netley still conveys a sense of its former glory, even in its current ruined state. If you're into Medieval Ecclesiastical Architecture, this place is definitely worth a visit. Netley's ruins and grounds are sizable, so if you're planning on taking the atmosphere in properly, you should account for at least an hour to an hour and a half. It's also a great place for a picnic on a sunny day...
Really nice place to come with family & friends. Very peaceful, but also good fun for playing games. Not a lot of parking but you can easily park within a few minutes walk.
Beautiful. But such a crime by Henry VIII to vandalise this, our beautiful Catholic heritage.
It's a beautiful place. Nice for picnic. Children aloud to run around and explore. In fact it's great for feeding children's imagination. Car park no large but adequate.
This was my playground, as my Aunt and Uncle were the Abbeys Custodians during the 1960s /80s. I still have very fond memories of this place.
Lovely quiet place. Get some time to put your mind in peace
Great way to spend an afternoon in Southampton exploring some of it's fascinating history. Pick a sunny day and bring a picnic basket. The grounds are well kept, the ruins are great to stroll through and bring a camera - there aren't many places like it around Southampton. You can easily take public transit to get here, there is no fee to enter the grounds. The Abbey is also walkable from city centre (approx 45 min) so if you're in town for a few days and need something to do, this would make a perfect afternoon out.
Fantastic place which is tucked away. Visited multiple times with my partner, once in particular for her graduation pictures. I fully recommend it on a sunny day as you can get picture perfect moments!
I didn’t really visit this abbey when I was dropping by due to raining. Just able to have a quick shoot on the building without went in to check it out. Just knew this building is free to enter and free parking provided. From outside, it seem like a good place to visit.