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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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The Priory shouldn't be missed on any visit to Cartmel. The architecture and details are awesome and the history is so interesting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The Priory shouldn't be missed on any visit to Cartmel. The architecture and details are awesome and the history is so interesting.

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Edinburgh,UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Cartmel Priory is an absolutely beautiful place, which sits proudly in the middle of the pretty little village of Cartmel. The interior is even more impressive than the exterior, with clear examples of building styles going through the ages. The flower displays are legendary. I particularly loved the quiet corner where you could light a candle- I do this in... More 

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Manchester
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Cartmel Priory is a fascinating ancient building, with lots to look at inside. Especially interesting are the memorial stones dotted around, each of which tells its own story.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The Grandure so unexpected in such a small village. The screens and church pews are stunningly boldly carved. A magnificent alter screen and so much more

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Cartmel priory is the sister priory to the one in Bridlington that was destroyed by Henry V111, so it was very interesting to see how our one would have looked.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were caravanning on Cartmel Racecourse over Easter and noticed a poster advertising a lunchtime organ recital in the Priory so we went along to it. It passed on three quarters of an hour pleasantly and we were also able to have a wander round afterwards. The Priory was founded by William Marshal in 1189 and was originally used as... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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59 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Carmel is a pleasant place to visit for a morning with a range of shops and places to eat, and good local food suppliers. The Priory is a real 'must' for any body interested in such architecture with a cathedral like grandeur and but a lovely senses of light and calm.

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Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Like many visitors to the Lake Distric, we had not previously ventured south to Cartmel. A quaint village and stunning Priory make this an ideal place to visit for an enjoyable afternoon. Although it was our first visit, it was evident that this is a popular destination and, for those seeking a quiet stroll around, it would be best to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nothing much to see if looking for excitement, but perfect for an afternoon stroll in pleasant weather. We visited when staying at L'Enclume and so did not have far to travel to the priory, but would not have gone there otherwise.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Lovely village in Cumbria country side setting ancient Priory loads of local pubs and foodies favourites to visit with in a short walk plus the race course

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