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Address: Chantry Bridge, Wakefield, England

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Nice little history tour of a building!!

I've been waiting to go in this building for ages and it was a nice little gem of a building. The people there were available to answer any questions you had. The under bit was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Ryan M
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I've been waiting to go in this building for ages and it was a nice little gem of a building. The people there were available to answer any questions you had. The under bit was very historical and amazing. Would definitely come here again when open. Amazing!!

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
65 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I took the train from Rotherham to Wakefield, with the primary intention of seeing both the Hepworth Gallery and the Chantry Chapel of St Mary but, by the time I had finished at the gallery, it had began to rain. I only had the chance to take a brief look at the chapel and my photographs don't really do this... More 

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

We been wanting to look in chantry chapel for many years, I looked on their web site a week before bank holiday week in May and they were opening the doors for the week and doing actives for children. We went on the bank holiday Monday, it's a lovely little old building, the staff there looking after the building were... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Chantry Chapel was used to allow travellers to rest and pray before entering the city. I believe,(although I could be wrong) that it is one of only two remaining in the country. the chapel is normally open once a month when Sunday morning worship is conducted here in conjunction with the cathedral sevice. the chapel can be open by special... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Not open very often, but a fine, little gem off the Doncaster Road. Went there for a talk on medieval plays in Wakefield and it was an excellent setting. Some of the interior stonework is naturally worn, but it's in fine condition considering it's age.

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This wonderful chapel is situated in the middle of the old chantry bridge above the river,if you can go to one of the services that take place as it is kept locked at other times. once you are inside you will be struck by its intimate serenity. I think it is only one of three left in this country

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Beautiful medieval church but on a very busy main road so the outside is very dirty and blackend but inside it is so peaceful and lovely

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The Chantry Chapel is less a tourist attraction more a working church, supported by a group of "Friends" but in the charge of Wakefield Cathedral. It is one of Britain's very few remaining bridge chapels, in the middle of the River Calder, where you could pray for the dead and the safety of your journey. Heavily restored over the years,... More 

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Northumberland, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The chapel and medieval bridge are well worth a visit although it will not take long; probably best combined with a visit to the Hepworth Gallery. I believe it is open from 11 am on Wednesdays in the summer only but check before you go. I was lucky and arrived just as the volunteers were opening up.

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Kate T, Manager at Chantry Chapel of St Mary, responded to this review

Its modest size is a real asset. It is an ideal venue for talks and informal gatherings. More 

Wakefield
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Worth a visit if you're in the area for a bit of local history. Check out when they have open days and maybe combine a visit here with one to the Hepworth over the road for a mixture of old and new.

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