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Quarr Abbey, Isle of Wight

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Situated just outside of Ryde, Quarr Abbey is a working monastery set in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. With free entry to the grounds, Quarr Abbey has something to suit everyone.

You can visit the church and wander the grounds to experience the tranquil atmosphere, or visit the art gallery where local artists display their art work and the bookshop, where you can buy published works by a member of the community of monks along with other Abbey souvenirs.

Art Gallery

Quarr Abbey is home to a group of Benedictine monks who dedicate their life to prayer, contemplation and community life. Situated in the grounds of the Abbey is the Art Gallery where local artists display their work throughout the year. With a variety of exhibitions to see, there is something to suit everyone’s artistic tastes.

Whether it is an Arts and Craft workshop or an exhibition of paintings; there is always something to come and experience at the gallery, making it a popular destination for any visitors to the Abbey.


Attractions on the Isle of WightTea Room

Located in Quarr abbey’s beautiful surroundings of the walled gardens, you will discover the Teashop cafe and farm-shop. Whether indulging with a cup of tea and a slice of cake, or having lunch ‘Al fresco’ here you can sample a selection of freshly made sandwiches, Panini, soups, or chef’s specials using local produce.
Adjacent to the Teashop is the stylish Farm-shop where you can browse through a variety of local products. There is also the opportunity to buy Quarr Abbey’s own Honey, pork products and Coffee specially roasted for Quarr abbey.

You will also find available our own allotment grown fruit and vegetables that support local charities through the land usage scheme.

Whatever you decide upon, Quarr Abbey Teashop & Farm-shop has something to suit all tastes, and our friendly staff are always ready to make everyone feel welcome.
Open 7 days a week (except Good Friday), weekdays 10.00am-4.00pm, Sundays 11.00am-4.00pm. For general enquiries 01983 882420


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