St Catherine's Chapel, Abbotsbury

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  • Think that this old building still stands here. Lo and behold it is fantastic. The Hill up to the Chapel is fairly steep and long, so there is ample opportunity to sit in the grass and look down on the prospect of Abbotsbury many times:-) Remember, however, something to sit on, as there are many sheep on the spot. There can be absolutely quiet and windless when going up the Hill and approaching the chapel. You go around the chapel-on sea side-so you will experience havvinden, which can be pretty strong. Inside the chapel there are quiet, even if you can hear the wind outside. The chapel can be seen from the sea and has been an important landmark for seafarers. Take a look at the big stone, as the Chapel is built of. Imagine having to tow them.
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  • What can I say, wonderful ambiance a really unique place to visit, very special. Situated on top of a hill wonderful views of Abbotsbury village and the Fleet.  more »
  • Parked anywhere in the village that was free parking, although there are a few designated car parks. The path to the abbey is found alongside the post office building. The post office is a lovely plac...  more »
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  • Amazing old Chapel which notably survived the Dissolution because of its role as a "lighthouse". Not difficult to see why, given its commanding position. It's a bit of a walk, but more than worth it. You can go inside, where a pleasantly eerie silence pervades.
  • Well worth the walk (fairly steep in places) with spectacular views. Reminds me a bit of Glastonbury Tor.
  • The Chapel enjoys a commanding view of the surrounding countryside as well as Chesil Beach. A rewarding climb for sure.
  • Extremely simple with a bare earth floor inside but charming in its simplicity. There are good views of the Fleet Lagoon and Swannery from outside and it is a good place to starwatch at night because there isvery little light pollution there
  • Beautiful part of the country, Abbotsbury is a stunning village.

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