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Beautiful historical building

Amazing place full of history and beauty. Wonderful peaceful atmosphere with plenty to look at... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joanna B
Cumbria, United Kingdom
Take the guided tour

To get the most of of a tour you need to go on a guided tour. You also need to be prepared for it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard T
Burnley, United Kingdom
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Beautiful Mediaeval Church
Priest Lane, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6PU, England
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All reviews well worth a visit steeped in history the stained glass windows beautiful church old church gift shop magna carta choir stalls pretty village impressive building small village guided tour peaceful place lots of history interesting features lovely place to visit south lakes
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited with my wife in June of this year and it was an hour well spent. The priory is full of atmosphere and it’s good to walk round and read the inscriptions in the graves on the floor and the inscriptions on the walls....More

Thank NCarlin1891
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing place full of history and beauty. Wonderful peaceful atmosphere with plenty to look at. Light a candle, browse the gift shop or just soak in the historical beauty of the place!

Thank Joanna B
Reviewed 2 days ago

To get the most of of a tour you need to go on a guided tour. You also need to be prepared for it to over run the 45 minute estimate! Our guide allowed himself to be side tracked by a couple of over enthusiastic...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Walked to priory from grange over sands. It took an hour but weather was pleasant. Priory is free but donations wecome. Peaceful atmosphere.

Thank margaret r
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting and impressive old church building, with strong links to the Cavendish family (became the Dues of Devonshire). The towers are unique. When we visited there were several schools learning about bible stories and the atmosphere was brilliant. And the army of volunteers, making...More

Thank robinhenshaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Given the size of Cartmel, the lovely Priory (church) is disproportionately large, but definitely worth a look if you are visiting Cartmel. Well maintained with some fascinating pieces and a nicely understated gift shop. Nice touches like the varied but uniform knitted kneeling cushions covers...More

Thank Anton_Smith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival we were welcomed by one of the volunteers who provided us with a leaflet describing the main features of the priory. While we were there we were stopped several times by other volunteers keen to tell us about the history of the priory...More

Thank LichfieldBoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’d never heard of Cartmel. All we can say is, if you’re ‘doing’ the Lake District, don’t miss it! The Priory itself makes the visit worthwhile. But then there are the charming little shops. And there’s even a racecourse! Go visit!

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the church very much it was so nice and peaceful they are actually doing some restoration work which is nice

Thank sueflintshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is truly breathtaking, how amazing that we get to see 800 years of worshiping. Lovely grounds and the little shop is very nice, you can light a candle for your loved ones, and also leave a prayer card for the parishioners to pray for...More

Thank lisa R
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Response from westy7777 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's approximately 10 minutes, if you don't stop at too many shops on the way!
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Sorry I cycled there from Kendal ..