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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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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