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

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Time stands still

This fantastic piece of history is over 800 years old. How it survived is amazing. It hasn't changed at all in all the old pics that are produced of it. Mind boggling!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
NorthernSouly
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This fantastic piece of history is over 800 years old. How it survived is amazing. It hasn't changed at all in all the old pics that are produced of it. Mind boggling!

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

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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101 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

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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171 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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101 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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