Plan your visit

Large church

Where to find the Abbey

The Abbey is in the centre of Romsey – about 10 miles from Southampton and Winchester, 16 miles from Salisbury and about 80 miles (130 km) south-west of London (travel and parking information).

What you can see and do

Interior of large Norman church, with characteristic round arches, looking towards the altar
The quire and north transept

With a lofty nave and round Norman arches, Romsey Abbey is one of the most imposing churches in Southern England. It’s home to a number of treasures, including two Saxon roods, a 16th-century reredos (a screen displayed behind an altar) and the tomb of the Lord Mountbatten of Burma, great-uncle of Prince Charles.

View images of our treasures

Take a virtual 360° tour of the Abbey

As an active parish church, religious services take place every day. We also host concerts throughout the year.

Opening times

Monday – Saturday 7.30am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 6 pm

Free admission

We warmly welcome donations towards the upkeep of this beautiful building and its treasures.

Our stewards, who are on duty during the day, will happy to answer your questions.

Guided tours

Please contact us if you would like one of our experienced guides to show you around the Abbey.

We’re also pleased to offer educational visits. Once or twice a year, we even lay on themed tours with wine, cheese or even ice cream!

Facilities

Our gift stall by the North Door sells guide books, postcards, CDs and other souvenirs.

For refreshments, we recommend the Tudor Tea Room at King John’s House, just 50 yards away from the Abbey. There are other cafés and coffee shops in Romsey.

Unfortunately, we have no public toilets at the Abbey. The nearest facilities are next to the bus station, about 200 yards from the Abbey.

Disabled access

Wheelchair users can enter the building on the level via the South Door (there’s a step down into the Abbey via the North Porch, used by most visitors). Apart from a couple of steps – which are normally roped-off – and uneven stone floors in places, our wide aisles offer generally unimpeded access. The Abbey is equipped with a hearing loop for the hard of hearing.