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Cartmel Priory

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Address: Priest Lane, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6PU , England
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Description: beautiful mediaeval church

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Well worth a visit much more then a large church with interesting history in centre of this beautiful village

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Colchester Essex UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Well worth a visit much more then a large church with interesting history in centre of this beautiful village

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We visited on a wet day (aren't they all in the Lake District)... it proved to be a Godsend...;o) The Priory is well laid out and can take upwards of an hour to circumnavigate it, taking in all the interior nooks and crannies as well as the outside views. We found it most enlightening.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

well worth a look if you are in the viscinity. It has a fascinating history. We would have liked a guided tour but these are unfortunately only on Wednesdays.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lovely church, survivor of King Henry's purge of the monasteries. The choir is a glory, with original monks' tip up seats. Most of the windows are modern, unstained glass, so the church is very light. The ancient glass was re-used to create the one stained glass window. Cartmel is a delightful village with several interesting places to eat, not to... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Interesting architecture and tombstones. The windows and the nave. Not a Basilica or a Cathedral so 5 quid suggested donation it's a bit too much. Lovely old man at the gift shop sounded nice and interested in every single person who comes in.

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A wonderful building in lovely grounds in the centre of the village of Cartmel. A great place to visit and not to be missed if visiting this part of Cumbria.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Well worth a visit and if you can take advantage of the guided tour available, you'll see things that otherwise might go unnoticed. Great craftmanship in stone and wood and some interesting stories of the Reformation and Civil War.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Unusual architecture and an historic gem, but obviously a used and loved local church with a good atmosphere. The shop is well stocked and attended by wonderfully friendly staff. While it needs money (like any other church) it does not push and just asks for a donation if you want to use a camera. The carved misericords are well worth... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderfully old priory with interesting Choir Stalls and Misericords. Font fropm1640 and a connection to the Magna Carta. Help keep funds coming to the Priory and pay a visit to the shop as they have some unusual gifts an example being cute carved mice for sale

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Simply beautiful well worth a visit. The choir were singing on a sunday afternoon, just lovely to sit and listen. Amazing building, beautiful windows.

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