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Christchurch Priory Church

Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
01202 488645
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural

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155 reviews 155 reviews
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

this priory seems to get more interesting each time I visit, which is mainly when we have our school reunions in the area, it's a nice place to get away from it all for a while, and reminicse about my happy school days

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is one of the most interesting churches I have visited, and it is just a most glorious building. A must see while visiting the area.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

For a small town the Priory Church is in a league of its own. A truly inspiring building with warm friendly welcomers and all who attend. A reason to visit the town and also to enjoy the ambience and joy of the services

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you have an interest in church architecture, you are going to love this building. More than 900 years old it is truly beautiful. There are tours available to the chained library and up to the top of the tower for a view over Christchurch.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Christchurch priory is simply stunning. From the outside it is glorious, set in the heart of Christchurch it looks impressively down on life as it unfolds. The Priory has stood in it's current position for over 900'years and has witnessed a fair amount of human folly in it's time. As impressive as the outside is, it is the interior that... More 

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New Forest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

OK, hands up, I'm local and I'm a history buff, so I just love the Priory Church. This impressive building is over 900 years old, older than Salisbury Cathedral and cathedral-sized. It has Saxon origins, but is of Norman construction, begun by Flambard in 1093/4. At that time Christchurch was called Twynham, a word derived from being between two rivers... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This huge cathedral-sized church is free to enter so well worth 30 minutes of your time to visit. Overall, the interior is not as exceptional as some of the UK's cathedrals but I'm glad I took the time to see this building. I You can pay for a photography permit, but I chose not to. I was given a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This old priory church is astounding and totally worth a visit. Lovely architecture, with beautiful fresco above the altar. Excellent organ recitals. I wanted to stay wandering round all day...

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Even though I live near the Priory i never tire of visiting it. It is just a lovely and peaceful place to be.

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A true step back in time So beautiful , old stone work is amazing , Windows are Wow Lovely grounds Great History

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