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Christchurch Priory Church

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Address: Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
Phone Number: 01202 488645
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Peace

Great place to visit for peace and tranquility. Also has a great history. And being close to great river and harbour walks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Southampton
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit for peace and tranquility. Also has a great history. And being close to great river and harbour walks.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Christchurch Priory Church is an absolute joy to visit if you like fantastic buildings and history. It has so much to look at both externally and internally and contains great history, to top it all it sits within a nice town and great setting.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a fascinating Church which reflects the history of England. This is a Norman//Gothic church built upon a Saxon foundation. There are many medieval remains including tombs, artefacts and chantries. There is no charge for entry but it would be churlish not to give an offering for such a rich experience.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Only went in because it was raining. What a delight. Very helpful staff answered all our awkward questions about this fabulous, not so little gem, untouched by Henry VIII's Dissolution. Well worth the unpressurised suggested donation.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A truly wonderful and beautiful church. It has the longest nave in the country and has been mistaken for a cathedral many times. So much history is attached to this church and it has a wonderful location close to the little quay at Christchurch and the two rivers which meet there. Well worth a visit.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As I am a resident of Christchrch the Priory is in view from almost everywhere, but it is well worth a visit. They have a team of 'meeters and greeters' who are very helpful but not intrusive. The Priory is the longest parish church in England and has two daughter churches, Sr George's in Jumpers (yes, that is a place)... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Next to the river and and Christchurch Quay. Beautiful Architecture and bells that sound all over the town and surrounding area.

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Surrey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A grand building, part Norman, with fascinating features including chantry built for Margaret Pole and a 'miraculous beam'.

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75 reviews 75 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Priory church is the most beautiful church I have ever visited-perfect for a wedding :-)! Definitely worth a visit if visiting Christchurch.

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

a warm welcome when you come through the door by the two people on duty..handed a leaflet which showed points of interest along the way and gave lots of information ..surprised how big it was inside ..lovely peaceful feel..gift shop and small cafe with toilet facilities.

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