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Address: West St & Grafton Road, Kettering NN14 1AD, England

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Lovely piece of Architecture

Situated in the lovely sleepy village of Geddington , has a wealth of picturesque scenes, of which Queen Eleanor Cross is one, well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Situated in the lovely sleepy village of Geddington , has a wealth of picturesque scenes, of which Queen Eleanor Cross is one, well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Anyone interested in early British history should make a diversion to visit the tiny village of Geddington. In the centre of the village is this towering monument placed here by King Edward I for his beloved wife Queen Eleanor. She died in 1290 close to Lincoln, and Edward organised a funeral cortege to take her body down to Westminster Abbey.... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Me and my husband decided to follow the Eleanor cross route backwards from Charing cross to Lincoln and really enjoyed the journey and finding the crosses. This one was fantastic'

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

This is the best preserved of these crosses in the country and is worth a visit if you are interested in history, or just in visiting a charming Northamptonshire village. Read up on the story before you visit to really appreciate its significance.

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Kettering
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8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The best surviving relic of its kind in England. A remarkable monument to the endurance of love by a medieval king for his dead wife. This by the seemingly love-less, cruel Edward 'Longshanks', as portrayed in the movie 'Braveheart'. A truly special monument in a charming setting - a must for any visitor to this neck of Northamptonshire with an... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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100 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Charing Cross in London was the last cross to be erected to mark the passage of medieval Queen Eleanor's coffin though England from Lincolnshire to the capital. It is now remembered only by name. Of the three surviving crosses the one at Geddington is the best preserved. and the easiest to find as its location is signposted from the A43... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Excellent piece of history on my doorstep. Always popular with tourists. Great to photograph with lots of nearby parking.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

There are only 3 left of the original 12 crosses. This was the most elaborate cross, check out all the heraldic symbols. I loved the roses for Northampton county which disguise lead drainage spouts. The tiny gargoyles on both sides of each elaborate buttress. Park in Delapre Abbey (free) and walk through the park and golf course to view this... More 

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

If the story of the Eleanor Cross does not tug at your heartstrings, you simply have no soul. In an age of politically arranged marriages for reasons of power brokering, this was a king and queen who truly loved each other. After 36 years of marraige, the heartbroken and grieving King Edward 1 brought his beloved home to London to... More 

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

With all the war memorials erected throughout England, this was a slight change for the better. When Queen Eleanor passed away, King Edward ordered that a cross be erected at every stop while they transported her cadaver back to London. Of the original 12, only 3 remain. This one is in original pristine condition and has never been restored. I... More 

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