Conishead Priory
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Mandy F
Nottingham, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We stumbled on Conishead and what a find. It is a beautiful place, stunning grounds and a must to visit. The cafe is excellent but short opening times. The grounds are a must for a walk and take the dog if you have one there is even a footpath to the beach as well as routes through the grounds (a free map of the routes is available in the house) Everyone is welcome and the house and temple are free to enter - and you are actively encouraged to do so. Inside the house are interesting history boards and a gift shop. Do give the Priory a go, you won't be dissapointed.
Written October 3, 2020
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Dawn C
Barnsley, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Fabulous, peaceful environment. Gorgeous walks through woods to Morecambe Bay, gorgeous little cafe and gift shop. Every single person we met was so friendly. Dogs welcomed with lovely separate seating area. Just bliss!
Written February 26, 2020
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walkerhb
Macclesfield, UK277 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
You can walk around the grounds and down to the beach. There are history boards inside and the free meditation sessions so plenty to do. Good cafe to refuel or warm up this time of year.
Written February 12, 2020
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lakelover908
Kendal, UK1,147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Visited with friends the beautiful temple, grounds and cafe. Such a relaxing place to be. We all enjoyed the beach walk, along the shore and back through the woods.
Written June 20, 2021
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Ann C
Grange-over-Sands, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Dropped in here for lunch after our Christmas visitors had gone. All vegetarian food with gluten & dairy free options on the cakes.
We had soup & a sandwich which came with salad & crisps all for £6. The soup was carrot & red lentil very tasty & hot great on a cold wet day. Sandwiches cheese & chutney & cucumber & hummus on beautiful granary bread baked locally. All really well presented & served with a smile. A nice relaxing place to go. Very busy but a nice atmosphere.
Didn’t go to the temple this time but have before & well worth a visit Also lovely walks to. Can highly recommend.
Written December 30, 2019
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Cumpston
Kendal, UK501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
You don’t have to be a Buddhist to visit the Priory. It is set in large wooded grounds including a walk down to Morecambe Bay.

There’s a good cafe with excellent decaf coffee, a shop, free parking and free entry.

The woodland walk was interesting and there were some impressive old trees to see.

You can explore alone around the temple, part of the house, gardens and the vaulted corridor by the main stairs.

The World Peace cafe has free WiFi. You can also take a picnic to eat in the gardens although I couldn’t find the password.

You can pay £3.60 for a tour of the Temple and house led by a Buddhist resident.

There is wheelchair access to the Temple and public rooms. The woodland walk was accessible today as the paths were dry, but I suspect that will be more challenging after rain.

Stunning views at the end of the walk of the Bay.

The Priory has an interesting history, including as the respite home for DURHAM Miners.

It is a very busy venue with lots of residents studying or doing courses, but it makes an interesting alternative to tracking mountains.
Written March 23, 2019
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albeback1
Eccles, UK5,713 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Conishead Priory is a grand old building that serves as an international meditation centre. Sat in very picturesque grounds near Ulverston. Nice cafe and gift shop
Written February 27, 2022
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OubasLass
Ulverston, UK208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
This cafe can be really busy, especially on sunny days when it is nice to sit outside on the terrace, but the staff are always friendly and cheerful and the wait never really seems too long. Lovely coffee and a really good choice of cakes and bakes make it a favourite especially after a walk down to the shore through the beautiful grounds.
Written July 13, 2018
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albert p
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
On holiday in Grange we decided to visit the Buddhist Temple at Conishead Priory, Ulverston. It was well worth a visit. The Temple is in stark contrast to the old Priory. My wife took advantage of the 15 minute free meditation. We had lunch which although it was vegetarian was none the worse for that. Highly enjoyable and recommend a visit if you are in the area.
Written June 29, 2018
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938fjg
Ulverston, UK1,819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Conishead Priory was built in the 12th Century as an Augustinian Priory, sold after the dissolution and demolished in the 19th Century and the current house built.
It has had many uses from a spa hotel, 2nd WW hospital for servicemen and a retreat for Durham miners until the 1970s.
We visited today during the open weekend,couldn't see much of the interior of the house but gardens are very pretty as are the woodland walks to the beach.
Very peaceful even with all the boisterous children in the garden.
Written May 5, 2018
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