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

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Eleanor Cross in Geddington

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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King's Cliffe, United Kingdom
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King's Cliffe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Outside Basingstoke
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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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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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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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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Kettering, United Kingdom
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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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Thank Roger D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

One of three fully intact Eleanor crosses from the remaining 12 built in-between Lincoln and London by King Edward 1 between 1291 and 1294 in memory of his wife Eleanor of Castile marking the nightly resting places along the route taken when her body was transported to London.This is one of the best of the three - if you havent... More 

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Thank Andyphilli
Rushden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Standing proud for several hundred years in the pretty little village of Geddington is this well preserved monument.The resting place of Queen Eleanor on her journey to London.......the village is a few miles east of Kettering and is like something out of another world.......beautiful.( sorry about my pictures)visited 23rd feb 2016.

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