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Cartmel Priory

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
Description: beautiful mediaeval church
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A lovely setting and beautiful architecture, but don't expect a priory - it's only the church that's left so we were a bit surprised on arrival. That said there was so much to look at inside - the different architectural styles, carved misericords and tombs. We visited twice during our holiday to the area - once to look around ourselves... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A lovely tranquil place for reflection. The building itself is unique and the surrounding village beautiful

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Preston, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What a wonderful Church ! In pristine condition, with very helpful volunteer staff to answer any questions. Quite awe-inspiring, and very impressive. Excellent book-shop covering the range of relevant books. No fee for a visit, but a donation is expected - and rightly so, in my view. Well worth a visit when in the area, Cartmel itself being a lovely... More

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Blackburn Lancs
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

There are so many treasures in the church that it is essential to get a guide book so you appreciate them - such as the superb carving of choir stalls, and some of the historic tombs. The Priory is a good reason for visiting the beautiful village of Cartmel but there are also excellent places to eat and shop.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This has to be one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited, dating back to the 1100's and was in pristine condition. It was worth going to cartmel just for the joy of visiting this priory.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A lot of history is attached to this magnificent building and all around are explanations relating to the various artefacts. A wealth of books are available to purchase, along with cds and dvds. There was nothing I disliked

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North West England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Handsome church, well kept and with interesting literature about its history available on sale. The tomb stones in the church are worth looking at although the information differs - does the egg timer featured on its side chiseled on the stones mean a sudden death or the end of a family's line? Husband and I picked up different explanations

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Even if not religious this place is amazing and well worth a visit! Free entry to look around inside

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Darlington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A very pleasant and easily accessed priory with a very interesting history, as well as being a living part of this thriving community.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We love coming to the Lake District and often visit Cartmel Priory. The stained glass windows are lovely, and the internal tombs, statues, and carvings are fascinating. Light a candle for those lost, and buy something beautiful from the gift shop. Well worth a visit.

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