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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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Lovely Priory, Careful in the shop

I have been to Cartmel priory before and like to take visitors there as it is very interesting and Cartmel is always nice for a visit on non event days. There are plenty of good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lady Flavia
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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to Cartmel priory before and like to take visitors there as it is very interesting and Cartmel is always nice for a visit on non event days. There are plenty of good photo opportunities and interesting facts to learn. The architecture is also very interesting and it is just lovely to visit. The shop is mostly good... More 

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The first two things you notice about this ancient Priory Church from the outside are its rather solid appearance and the top part of the tower which, although square like the lower part, sits at a 45 degree angle in relation to it. This is understood to be a unique feature in England. The entrance on the south side is... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely interior, especially the stained glass windows. There are friendly volunteers and written guides are available. Very interesting wooden carvings. The bells also sound lovely. Definitely worth an hour or so to explore and enjoy some peace and quiet. Hosts lots of events and feels very much a central part of the local community.

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Chester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in here during our first visit to Cartmel. There were many items to look at and touch which helped to tell the story of the priory. Several volunteers made us welcome and recalled history old and recent. The little shop was a nice touch.

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Thank SusanBurt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outside the church seems quite a small building but once you step through the door you are overawed with buildings size and magnificence. The east window makes you gasp with amazment. The building is a typical amalgam of styles from the many centuries it has taken to form the structure. Be sure to see the best example of a transitional... More 

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Thank John B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely church in the middle of the quaint village. The windows are stunning - quite a sight to behold. Small gift shop inside was nice.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gem left more or less intact from the reformation. The volunteers were cheery and helpful. Would love to worship there.

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Thank Bel664
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see if you are in the area. We visited whilst in Cartmel for a few hours. There is a helpful guide leaflet and we spoke to the lady in the shop for extra information on the priory.

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Thank Dinkymaid
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cartmel Priory is more like a cathedral then any ordinary church. It is big and noble, and well worth a special visit. But, on the way there, visit Cartmel Fell church - a sign to Cartmel Church on the road south from Windermere takes you on a very winding road to this charming little church, built 1506. Perhaps I'm a... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Priory is a little gem, possibly overlooked when searching for Sticky Toffee Pudding! The stained glass windows are lovely, the sculpture inside is breathtaking. Volunteers in the church were knowledgeable and enthusiastic and well worth talking to. Service was in progress in the side chapel which made our visit more special.

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