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Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey Monastery

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What a wonderful place and setting so fantastic today with nice weather. Great scenes for a great... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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This place is so calm and serene, spend time wandering about the two little gift shops one selling... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
Amelia S
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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1 Nov 2017
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24 Oct 2017
“Calm and Peaceful.”
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11 Ballymena Road, Portglenone BT44 8BL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2582 1341
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place and setting so fantastic today with nice weather. Great scenes for a great photographer and so peaceful

1  Thank Paul1976_13
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

The shop here is crammed with religious goods, crafts, books, flowers and other likely and unlikely paraphernalia. It is an interesting place to potter about for half an hour if you happen to be in the location. Pleasant and helpful staff.

1  Thank PatMurff
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This place is so calm and serene, spend time wandering about the two little gift shops one selling Irish goods and the other selling catholic religious items.Go down the steps to the coffee shop ,okay its not high class dining but you can get a...More

5  Thank Amelia S
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Visited today and went first to the Craft shop and holy shop. Entrance to the monastery is restricted but you could go to confession talk to a priest and collect holy water to take home. Well worth a visit whether you are religious or not

1  Thank foxyroybelfast
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place this Cistercian monastery is! A place to retreat to, to pray and to benefit from that which the world has very little of.....silence!! Their are regular confessions in the penal chapel, the quiet and peace of the Abbey Church and the...More

1  Thank Ryan O
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

This Cistercian retreat is located on the road into Portglenone from Belfast next to Portglenone forest and has tourist appeal although I suspect most of the thousands of visitors that flock to the Abbey each year are mainly locals performing rituals of their faith. The...More

2  Thank timeagain
Reviewed 29 April 2015

lovely chapel great grounds small shop and coffee shop. Very friendly nice to walk around and call for a cup of tea and a scone

1  Thank Carol P
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30 December 2016|
Response from Amelia S | Reviewed this property |
You do need to make an appointment, ring the abbey and they will advice you.