Getting to Quarr Abbey

Quarr Abbey is nestled between Ryde and Wootton on the northern coast of the Isle of Wight. If you are driving to the Abbey there is an onsite car park with ample parking. Alternatively, if you are using public transport there are excellent bus routes from Ryde and the Island’s county town, Newport.

Those wanting to take advantage of our countryside location and include a walk to Quarr Abbey as part of their day will find a number of public footpaths pass through the estate. The footpaths are suitable for those on foot or travelling by bike.

Travelling by Car

From Newport, follow the A3054, Fairlee Road, towards Ryde for approx 5 miles, before turning left at Quarr Abbey.

From Fishbourne Ferry, turn left on to A3054, follow the road for 1 mile, Quarr Abbey is on your left.

From Ryde, follow A3054 towards Binstead and Newport for 2 miles. Quarr Abbey will be on your right hand side.

Getting the Bus

Quarr’s estate sits on the main Newport road, and is regularly serviced by South Vectis bus routes 4 and 9. There is a short walk from the stop into the grounds of the estate.

Walking to Quarr

There is a beautiful, flat, family friendly, two mile footpath which takes you from Ryde Pier Head to Quarr Abbey.

Cycling to Quarr

The Isle of Wight is a haven for cycling, with many miles of cycle tracks and coastal paths. Quarr sits between two of the island’s main ports, and is a perfect place to stop off on your journey.

Cycling route 22

Coach Parties

Coaches are welcome at Quarr Abbey. However, we ask that bookings are made in advance with the Abbey prior to visiting. Please note we only have one coach car parking space, so space is limited.

When visiting in coach parties, the visit is self-guided. Due to current restrictions once on site members of the coach party will need to break into smaller groups of no more than 6 people.

Travelling from the mainland

From Southampton

By car: Take the Red Funnel Ferry from Southampton to East Cowes. Follow the A3021 towards Whippingham for 1.6 miles. At the roundabout take the first exit on to the A3054 towards Ryde. After 2.5 miles, Quarr Abbey is on your left.

Public transport: From the foot passenger Red Jet in Cowes, take the Number 1 bus to Newport. Change to the number 9 for Ryde and get off at Quarr Abbey stop.

From Portsmouth

By car: Using the Wightlink Portsmouth to Fishbourne Route, follow Fishbourne Road to the main road. Turn left at the traffic lights and follow the A3054 for 1 mile before turning left on to the Quarr Abbey estate.

Public Transport: From the Wightlink FastCat, take the Southern Vectis number 4 or 9 bus towards Newport. Get off at the Quarr Abbey stop.

From Lymington

By car: From Wightlink’s Lymingtom to Yarmouth ferry, take the first exit on to A3054 and follow for 14.5 miles. At the roundabout take 3rd exit on to Medina Way. Stay left and bear left. Turn left at the traffic lights on to Fairlee Road. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit towards Lushington Hill. Follow the road for 2.5 miles, Quarr Abbey will be on your left hand side.

Public transport: From Wightlink’s ferry board Southern Vectis number 7 bus to Newport. Change to the number 9 towards Ryde. Get off at the Quarr Abbey stop.

From Southsea

Foot passengers: From Hover Travel’s Southsea terminal to Ryde Esplanade, the hover craft takes only 10 minutes and links up with most Isle of Wight Public Transport.

Take the number 4 or 9 bus from Ryde Bus Station towards Newport and get off at the Quarr Abbey stop.

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Welcome to the Abbey of Our Lady of Quarr, a monastery on the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England. It is home to a small group of Benedictine monks who strive to dedicate their lives to the glory of God, and whose day is characterised by prayer, work and community life.

Quarr Abbey is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Visitors are welcome to attend worship in the Abbey Church. You can visit our gardens, take refreshment in our Tea Shop and find out about the monastery in our Visitor Centre. The Farm Shop offers home grown produce and the Monastery Shop religious articles, books and souvenirs. There is a new exhibition of the work of local artists every week in the gallery.

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