When Hubby said we were going to visit Quarr Abbey this isn’t quite what I was expecting to see. I had expected to find an old building, maybe hundreds of years old. I was quite unprepared for the ornate beauty of this modern building made of… bricks.
Isn’t it amazing? The pictures don’t really do it justice. I’m a great fan of lego, I used to spend hours playing with it as a kid, and then even more hours playing when my girls were small, imagine building something this big and this intricate out of bricks.
The inside was equally intricate, and all made up of bare bricks too, unfortunately many of the inside pictures didn’t come out so you’ll have to use your imagination a little.
You can get a better idea of the scale of the abbey by looking at it across the gardens of the tea-rooms.
Ahh, here’s the old abbey, looking a lot more as I was expecting. There are a small number of old building still standing but they seem to be used as out houses and I guess the sheep have been moved from where the new abbey stands now to where the old abbey once stood instead.
Hey! Who are you looking at!
More from before – Holidaying in the “Isle of Wight“, September 2011.