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Cartmel Priory

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Address: Priest Lane, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6PU , England
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beautiful mediaeval church

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Stunning!

Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area - fantastic historic building with so much inside to look at over centuries!! Staff very friendly and knowledgable

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area - fantastic historic building with so much inside to look at over centuries!! Staff very friendly and knowledgable

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just 20 minutes from Bowness on Windermere is the quaint village of Cartmel. At the heart of the village is Priory church, which is over 800 years old. Entrance is free, there are numerous memorials about the priory. There are magnificent stained glass windows, and the architecture is very interesting. A quiet walk around the priory and grave yard is... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing Priory, with a very helpful lady on hand. They have maps of the church with information about the different stained glass and the the rest on the interior. Worth going in, it is free to visit but do ask for donations. Stunning!

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Carrickfergus, N Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely old priory with do much history. Interesting reading all the inscriptions. Beautiful Windows. You can almost hear and imagine the hustle and bustle in here in olden days.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely place to visit for a weekend away. The Priory is a beautiful church. There are many local walks that lead from the church.

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Wigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the priory each and every time we visit the village of Cartmel. Nothing for the kids here but like most Churches or other places of worship, has some fine architecture and a peaceful ambience. Entrance is free, but donations are requested. There is a nice gift shop too.

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Pool in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The priory is quite amazing inside. There is a leaflet, to help you find your way around, and the volunteers on the door are very helpful.

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Lakedistrict
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended a Friday evening meditation with a friend and it was lovely - they are open to all at 5.30 each Friday evening and I can't recommend the experience enough.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely, historical monastery with friendly staff and a good gift shop. If you appreciate architecture/religion you will love this. Writing a prayer and leaving it on the board was a nice touch.

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This priory is extremely interesting due to its history, so many different eras and styles of building gives it a unique character. I was very interested to see alll the history surrounding the Cavendish family. The choir stalls with the miserichords are beautiful. The priory offers regular organ recitals and other musical concerts, just sorry we missed one.

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