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Address: West St & Grafton Road, Kettering NN14 1AD, England

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Eleanor Cross,Geddington

This must be one of the best preserved of the 3 remaining Eleanor Crosses and there is an interesting church there as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Wendy E
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This must be one of the best preserved of the 3 remaining Eleanor Crosses and there is an interesting church there as well.

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Thank Wendy E
Northampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of the 14 originally built to mark every resting place on her body's journey from Nottingham to London, only 3 remain. This is the best example.

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Thank Dennis B
King's Cliffe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting and historic monument that is preserved in very good condition. It was erected at the behest of Edward First - one cross was built at very stop that Queen Elaenor's body made travelling between Lincoln and London after she had died in 1290.

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Thank geologist74
Outside Basingstoke
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166 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

How can this monument have survived for 800 years? It's only a passing visit, but it's pretty unusual and set in an attractive village and so well preserved.

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Thank DickTravels
Kettering, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a local landmark that was put up by Edward 1 to mark the journey of Queen Eleanor to London. It is one of only 3 in the country and well preserved. Geddington is a pretty village and well worth a visit. There is a working ford over the river and there are not may left now. It also... More 

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Thank wedge158
Kettering, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This historical landmark is well worth a visit. Commemorating the final journey of Queen Eleanor. Geddington also has a couple of pubs and tea rooms, also well worth a visit for refreshments.

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Thank Gill B
Geddington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

It isn't a theme park, there is no entry fee, it's open and available all year - whatever the weather, in the summer it's somewhere to gather to drink a beer from The Star, it's a symbol of love and of strength. It's certainly worth a quiet visit. Look up and see what you can see. Visit the nearby church,... More 

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Thank Vikki W
Braunston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This is the best preserved of the 3 Queen Eleanor cross monuments remaining. Constructed by King Edward I to commemorate the journey of the body of his wife Queen Eleanor en-route to her burial at Westminster Abbey. A good example worth viewing if in the area and this dominates the centre of the village right outside the Star Inn pub... More 

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Thank Tony G
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

To some this 13th century monument is nothing more than a grey stone carved tower, but if you allow your imagination the freedom to imagine the reason for its existence then it's well worth a visit. We parked just down by the road and spent a very happy hour wandering around this monument, then up to the church, then along... More 

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Thank Bumblestraw
Kettering, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

On a regular dog walking route. Fascinating history, the Star pub if still up and running has the story. A king's love for his queen marked, from I think Lincoln where she died, to Charing Cross in London. At each overnight stopping place on her funeral journey back to London, he had a cross erected. Only 3 originals survive, Geddington,... More 

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