Itʼs interesting to compare Netley Abbey with Wenlock Priory in Shropshire. Both are the substantial remains of minor medieval religious houses; both were later partly converted to Elizabethan houses, and both are now in the care of English Heritage.
However, whilst Wenlock Priory boasts a gift shop, guidebook and audio tour, Netley Abbey has to make do with a few old Ministry of Works iron plaques and a less that informative Information Panel at the entrance.
Why? Well I suppose it is down to the difference between Much Wenlock and Netley. The latter, though pleasant enough, is never going to win any beauty competitions, and is never going to be a major tourist destination. Shame really as the Abbey deserves to be more widely known.