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Christchurch Priory Church

Quay Rd, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
01202 488645
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The present building dates back to 1094 but there has been a church on the site since 800ad. Reputed to be the longest church in England. The site... more »
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We visited because it was raining if I'm honest, but what a pleasant surprise! The staff (volunteers) were brilliant, knowledgable and friendly. The church was lovely with beautiful stained glass window and paintings on the ceiling and walls! We climbed the 70 odd steps up the tower to the museum and it was worth the effort, very informative and a... More

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New Forest, UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Try the Thursday afternoon organ recital. Its free and its very good. A peaceful and quiet retreat for some soul searching and private thoughts in a magnificant environment.

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Kettering
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Remarkable architecture, stone carving and features. The scale of this the longest church in Britain is breathtaking, putting one in mind of a cathedral.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
36 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Do visit this magnificent medieval priory. There are many artefacts to see and the rose window is one of the best in the country. Quite often there are recitals usually with asmall fee thoughsome daytime ones are free.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

lots of history, good guide book with local legends/historic tales about the church which make the visit more worthwhile. If you can catch a wedding arriving/departing or regular service in the church you see the church in all its glory.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely walk through the priory ,and there's a little river that runs along side which if you look closely you might get a glimpse of some fish ,there is a couple of restaurants on the quay side and many seats for a ice cream , you must go and see for your self , oh and take... More

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We got married really close to the Priory church, the grounds are lovely to wander through, with good parking facilities very nearby.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Not a lot to see in this church and not as big as we expected, although obviously a very nice building but apart from that there is nothing else to it. Maybe it is because we are close to Durham cathedral and compare it to all other churches, abbeys etc. which we visit

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Christchurch Priory is a beautiful,peaceful place.The grounds are a pleasure to visit,where you can wander,or sit awhile and absorb the atmosphere.I have been to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve,which was a memorable and lovely experience

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Very lucky to receive a guided tour and a trip up the tower. The views are stunning from the top.. but then so is the entire church.. So much history ..and it was all explained so well by our excellent guide Christine. There is much to take in .. and we will definitely be returning soon. The Priory is an... More

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