Quarr Abbey

Forgot to post this one! The first sight on our hit list when we landed on the Isle of Wight was a return to a previous favourite – the beautiful Quarr Abbey.

Here you can enjoy a tasty treat (or two) check out the abbey pigs and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of this gorgeous place.

The Grade I listed monastic buildings and church, completed in 1912, are considered some of the most important twentieth-century religious structures in the United Kingdom.

The stunning, and unusual buildings, were constructed from Belgian brick in a style combining French, Byzantine and Moorish architectural elements.

The abbey buildings were created by 300 workers from the Isle of Wight who were more accustomed to building dwelling-houses, rather than stunning feats of architecture.

There’s also lots of other lovely old buildings to explore around the abbey.

Published by Derbyshire Gal

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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