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Queen Eleanor Cross

West St & Grafton Road, Kettering NN14 1AD, England
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
99 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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