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Cartmel Priory

Address: Priest Lane, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6PU , England
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Cartmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: beautiful mediaeval church
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: beautiful mediaeval church

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Runcorn, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Cartmel itself is a very qaint little village. It has 4 or 5 pubs, a restaurant, arts shop, goods shops, cafe, hairdressers, and of course a national hunt race track, which is just around the corner, of the village. It also has a mini brewery, which has some very nice real ales.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This building is fabulous,the interior is amazing,you can spend a good hour wandering around or just sitting in the peace and tranquillity.

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Ulverston
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161 reviews 161 reviews
50 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The priory is far bigger than the size of Cartmel village warrants, having been a religious centre for several centuries. If you like churches and cathedrals it is well worth a look inside and you can stroll around the precincts. The priory houses a splendid organ, which is often used for concerts.

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Bingley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Such a beautiful, peaceful place to view or sit and reflect. In a wonderful location with friendly and extremely helpful staff.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A very enjoyable visit. As you would expect full of history & very interesting. Very peaceful & fascinating.

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Roberts creek
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It wasn't until we were leaving this friendly place,that we started to look down at the floor and notice the series of headstones labelled with the skull and crossbones insignia of the pirates! When crusaders were killed in battle it was often just their skull and thighbones that were returned to England. This became known as the symbol of death.... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A very interesting place, the staff were so friendly and helpful, well worth a visit you are given a very helpful leaflet which tells you what to look out for.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We enjoyed this wonderful and inspiring visit to this historic and peaceful place.The shop had lovely souvenirs and gifts and the staff gave us very interesting information.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited Cartmel Priory on Remembrance Sunday so felt obliged to stay for the service.... As we are frequent travellers to Ypres and the Great War Cemetery's it was the ideal place to show our respects to the fallen. What a beautiful place packed with locals...

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This priory dates from the 1100s and is a fascinating place to visit. There is a also a handy little gift shop inside.

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