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The Priory and Parish Church of St. Mary

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Address: 25 Mount Way, Chepstow NP16 5NF, Wales

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Beautiful and peaceful ambience

Peaceful historic church well worth visiting whilst in Chepstow. There is a small carpark just outside and the town is right there, so great to combine with lunch and a visit to... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Korcula Town, Croatia

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the church is undergoing some building work it is still worth making the effort to visit. Enter by a door at the side.

Thank MPA24
Korcula Town, Croatia
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Peaceful historic church well worth visiting whilst in Chepstow. There is a small carpark just outside and the town is right there, so great to combine with lunch and a visit to the town.

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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Had an opportunity to visit this fantastic former monastic church. The nave is whats all of the norman church, with the rest being more recent. Due to destruction and the fall of the original central tower. The Church is huge is size and the tombs inside are impressive to look at. Well worth a visit aswell as the near by... More 

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A beautiful large Priory church not far from the castle. It has many interesting features, a lovely walk through the churchyard and often holds musical recitals, often at lunch times, which are high quality. Ensure you make time for this jewel, you will be delighted.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

By chance we visited this eleventh century church on the edge of Chepstow town. It's well cared for and worth a visit. Where ever I visit I like to light a candle in memory of loved ones.

Thank Gwyliauhyfryd
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Stumbled upon the church when walking off high street. What a gem! Doorway arches stunning, mix of old And new inside as you can tell there is a community that cares and use their church. Free entrance

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We didn't go inside the church because it was so late, just wandered around in the graveyard. So peaceful and one almost feel a little sacred when wander among so old tombstones and around the old church . Will definitely visit again to see the inside to.

Thank emma40
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

worthwhile visiting for the entrance alone, a magnificent example of a norman arch. The victorians nocked it about a bit but some fine tombs and a very old working clock.

Thank colaradopam
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Having tried to visit the night before but finding the front door locked, found on the next day thet the entrance was actually to the side of the church (no directions). Well kept church, shame there were so many rubbish bags around making it difficult to take photos without an orange bag being in the picture or a broom and... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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1,246 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 579 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

The St. Mary's Church is a place not be missed for its beautiful architecture, the doorway, the beautiful tombs inside and other architectural elements that are very well explained in the brochures that you can find at the entrance.

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