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Queen Eleanor Cross

West St & Grafton Road, NN14 1AD, England
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- Aug 23, 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

There are only 3 left of the original 12 crosses. This was the most elaborate cross, check out all the heraldic symbols. I loved the roses for Northampton county which disguise lead drainage spouts. The tiny gargoyles on both sides of each elaborate buttress. Park in Delapre Abbey (free) and walk through the park and golf course to view this... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

If the story of the Eleanor Cross does not tug at your heartstrings, you simply have no soul. In an age of politically arranged marriages for reasons of power brokering, this was a king and queen who truly loved each other. After 36 years of marraige, the heartbroken and grieving King Edward 1 brought his beloved home to London to... More

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

With all the war memorials erected throughout England, this was a slight change for the better. When Queen Eleanor passed away, King Edward ordered that a cross be erected at every stop while they transported her cadaver back to London. Of the original 12, only 3 remain. This one is in original pristine condition and has never been restored. I... More

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