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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, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: beautiful mediaeval church
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: beautiful mediaeval church

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North Yorkshire
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92 reviews 92 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Delightful Priory Church in village of Cartmel. Very welcoming volunteers who were kind enough to let us have a quick look round although it was closing time. The misericords are very interesting. The church was lovely and warm on a cold day.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This huge priory church is magnificent and the guides keep you engrossed for ever with its history and its sheer beauty. Worth going at any time but keep watching for their floral display in September 2015 to mark the signing of the Magna Carta, it will be magical.

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UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Priory is so beautiful and spiritual and the grave of William Cavendish is very interesting and well worth seeing in fact everything within the Priory and grounds will take up a lot of your time when you visit.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Britain has many religious buildings from stone circles to cathedrals that dominate their environs. And while Cartmell Priory certainly does this, it sits more comfortably than most. It is large but simple and is clearly a central, active and permanent element to this rapidly changing village. Is it one of the finest? Probably not, but it is nonetheless worthy of... More 

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Millport, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very interesting and unusual building. It had a great atmosphere but also felt like it was a well attended community place of worship

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Runcorn, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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79 helpful votes 79 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
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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