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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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england
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a lovely old church with fantastic walks around it. The gardens are kept lovely and Christchurch on the hole is a nice place to be. Have a Pizza in Soho.

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Winchester, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Priory is over a thousand years old and a very interesting place to visit. You need four hours or more to really take in al it has to offer.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Love the Priory fantastic history fabulous stained glass windows a wonderful calm chilled place to sit back and reflect.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

the priory is an amazing place to visit beautiful atmosphjeric and packed full of treasures a real feast for the eyes and mind.

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We visited the church first and loved the architecture and atmosphere. We returned later in the week for the Thursday lunchtime organ recital. Brilliant!!

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Beautifully maintained priory, free entry (but feel free to donate), knowledgeable staff and pleasant gift shop and café. Its just as you'd expect it to be, and nothing wrong with that.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Lovely church full of history nothing much to dislike except for parking facilities, best place is behind the Priory

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

really loved teh Priory, the volunteers were very knowledgable and helpful, A cool retreat from the blazing sunshine and a nice cuppa as well. The gardens are beautiful

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Dorset
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Spent a perfect and peaceful afternoon visiting the church but be careful of traffic wardens in Christchurch or you will get a HUGE fine for every second you over stay... It is no way to treat tourists. The church is wonderful and the atmosphere and feeling of the history is amazing.

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Beautiful Church and grounds. A walk around the river past the priory and onto the town quay will then take you back through the Church grounds. The inside of the Church is spectacular. You don't have to be particularly religious to appreciate its beauty. We were lucky enough to go to the Christmas Eve service a couple of years ago,... More

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