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Interesting Viking cross and some really old gravestones - from around 1755+. The inside is worth a... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2018
bradziker1
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Erie, Pennsylvania
Viking relics

We wanted to find the viking cross in the graveyard and in doing so looked in this rather plain... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
KrisVandetta
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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“A quiet moment on a special day”
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Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

Not much to see the Vikings cross from 9th & 10th century, should have some information boards even outside of the grave yard, and the grave markers have very little information about them, but I knew about them and there historical value so visited Gosforth...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

We visited Muncaster castle on our Golden wedding day and stopped off you spend a few quiet moments in the church. Beautifully maintained and fill of history bumping into the wife of one of the warden was a bonus as she filled in so much...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Attended family wedding. Lovely friendly service, humorous and unstuffy, but everything necessary included. Fortunately also had good weather showing the lovely stained glass windows and well maintained interior at its best. Nice village church, friendly Vicar.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

Interesting Viking cross and some really old gravestones - from around 1755+. The inside is worth a peak for some old artefacts.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to find the viking cross in the graveyard and in doing so looked in this rather plain looking church only to find very interesting viking carved stone grave markers and other interesting artefacts. A very pleasant serene church with a little extra.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

Easy to find Church . Parking right outside , Sun shining on the cross made taking photos easy . The Gosforth Cross has elaborate carvings which have been interpreted as representing characters and scenes from Norse mythology.The cross is 14 feet tall and made out...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank bennynobrain
Reviewed March 14, 2016

We were passing through and had to stop in. We had been told to watch for St. Mary's CoE, with its Viking cemetery cross and its "hogback" grave markers. We were treated to see the fishing stone and the old recovered cast-iron bell.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank John W
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Anyone passing through West Cumbria should really make time to stop in Gosforth and visit St Mary's church. There is parking on the street nearby and it is easy to find. Outside the church is the beautiful Viking period Gosforth Cross - a truly remarkable...More

Date of experience: April 2013
3  Thank FootsoreUK
Reviewed May 22, 2012

I visited this church, but on a weekday. It looked like an interesting building. The churchyard was very sad and neglected, which was a pity. But I guess money is tight in these times.

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank Vivienne03
Reviewed April 26, 2012

While visiting the Lake District, you might want to stop and visit this Church. St. Mary's has several Viking relic's in stone. It was an interesting find for us. Outside in the graveyard is a very tall Viking cross with carvings (Only one of four...More

Date of experience: April 2012
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