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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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Beautiful Church

A really beautiful 800 year old Priory that is well worth a visit. Had a walk around the grounds then went inside was met by a lady who asked if we had been before and gave us a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really beautiful 800 year old Priory that is well worth a visit. Had a walk around the grounds then went inside was met by a lady who asked if we had been before and gave us a little pamphlet. Steeped in history has an amazing feel on the inside. The organ was being played which always gives me shivers... More 

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Flackwell Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is must to visit if you are in Cartmel. The informative volenteers make the visit the history of the Priory is fasinating

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to visit if you are in Cartmel. Lots of information provided in the priory which is open all year round, free to enter. Beautiful stained glass windows. Very impressive interior.

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Stockport, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a brief visit to Cartmel meant we only had time to view the Priory from outside. A magnificent building with many interesting features in an idyllic setting. What's not to like.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called on Friday after a walk from Allithwaite.The poppy tributes looked superb and the very kind staff were very informative.Thank you for being open to allow us to pay our respects.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful church is steeped in history but is home to an active living community. The access is easy. There is lots of information about the past and some really beautiful stained glass windows.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were extremely lucky to have the last guided tour of the year. Our guide Angela was so knowledgable and we learnt so much not only about Cartmel and the peninsula but about the Earls Marshall of England. Fascinating.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The priory is a very beautiful building in itself, but what really impressed me was the welcome when we walked through the door. A lady was sitting by the door, greeting visitors and giving them a leaflet telling about the priory (free of charge) The welcome alone is worth the visit.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit Cartmel you must have a look around the Priory. The stained glass window is beautiful and the worn headstones on the floor make for interesting reading. A beautiful, peaceful atmosphere.

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Worcestershire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolute must for anybody visiting the area. Quite awe inspiring inside with warm and helpful locals on hand to answer any questions. You will stay longer than you originally thought.

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