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St Benedict's Monastery - Adisham, Haputale

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Visit St Benedict's Monastery - Adisham to see how monks have preserved the style of an old English country house and exhibited its antiques. The Sylvestero Benedictine congregation owns the monastery, where a community of Benedictine monks still live and pray. However, the building was originally constructed by English aristocrat Sir Thomas Villiers, who spared no penny when designing it in the Tudor style. Emerald lawns, colorful orchids, and fruit plants surround the monastery, which has been preserved by the monks, who have even kept the furniture the library in good condition. Enjoy scenic views of the surrounding hills, giving the monastery a sense of tranquility. Using our international travel planner, Haputale attractions like St Benedict's Monastery - Adisham can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Although a little off in the Pew in thale to enough to walk away. Walk the length of the visible in the tea plantation landscape and train real prettiness. Walking is recommended. The doors to the monastery are well aware of.
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  • Only if you have enough time and happen to be in the area of Haputale on the opening days it is interesting to get an impression of the the life of a typical colonial lifestyle. The bungalow was built...  more »
  • Not what we expected, setback. The road up to it is nice, but the rest are not. Maybe if the flowers bloom is the more beautiful. Part of the Monastery is also closed.
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