Guided Tours

Quarr Abbey has a wealth of heritage and history to uncover, along with our stunning architecture and lush grounds, one of the best ways to enjoy Quarr is by joining one of our Guided Tours.

Take in the beauty of our Abbey church, as well as the more intimate Pilgrim Chapel. Our guide will explain to you the history and architecture of the church and original buildings, as well as give you an insight into the daily life of a monk.

Tour times

Tours take place the first Tuesday of the month, and every Tuesday throughout July and August.

How to join?

Join the tour at the Monastery Shop next to the Visitors Centre at 11.00 am

We kindly ask that you give a donation at the end of the tour.

Coach groups

We ask that groups arriving by coach contact us to make special arrangements.

These tours are not able to accommodate large groups for reasons of space.

Tours are currently suspended during COVID-19.

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Your generosity helps preserve Quarr for future generations...

Support & donate…

Your generosity helps preserve Quarr for future generations...

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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