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

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Historical interest.

The cross is of historic interest and sits snugly in the centre of the village. Visited along with the ford bridge and church. A visit is worthwhile.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The cross is of historic interest and sits snugly in the centre of the village. Visited along with the ford bridge and church. A visit is worthwhile.

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Otford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This beautiful monument to a queen is located in a small picturesque village - Geddington. The cross, the bridge and the church are all good photographic subjects.

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Burton Latimer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A very fine Eleanor Cross and you can go right up and sit on the steps. Set in a beautiful village which also has a beautiful ford Great for a family visit - take your wellies and go paddling!

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: West St & Grafton Road, Kettering NN14 1AD, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Kettering

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