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Cartmel Medieval Village Priory

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Address: Old Town Square, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, England
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A must see Priory in magnificent setting

This building never fails to impress those who stumble upon it when they visit Cartmel village. The reaction is of awe and astonishment. Why such a huge village church? What is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 February 2017
Cartmel, United Kingdom
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Cartmel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This building never fails to impress those who stumble upon it when they visit Cartmel village. The reaction is of awe and astonishment. Why such a huge village church? What is its history? How did it survive the Dissolution of the monasteries in 1536? Why are there so many gravestones on the floor with the skull and crossbones and underneath... More 

Thank janecarter2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went to see Cartmel, having heard about it and having driving so often along the A590 so many times and not bothering to go - see. Well worth the detour. Cartmel, with it's racecourse and Priory has to be seen to be believed. The working parish church has an amazing history, and should a service be on and you... More 

Thank Inspector2Cumbria
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We visited Cartmel Priory as we were in Cartmel, as opposed to making a specific journey to the priory. There is no entry fee as such, but a donation of £5 per person/family is suggested! It is a nice little priory but not lots to see. However, if you're in Cartmel and you have a bit of time to spare,... More 

Thank SLeeH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Such a wonderful place. You can actually feel the spirits of those who've gone before. The wrong way round tower adds curiosity. If you're easily spooked the skull engraved grave markers in the nave and aisles are effective in reminding us of where we'll be soon. Lovely.

Thank beaminster
Chester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We had to go through this Medieval Archway quite a few times. It's owned by the National Trust....but not other information posted!

Thank Gerry B
Cupar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Lovely old Priory with an interesting history. There are guided tours which I think would be worthwhile although we did not go on one so I cannot comment on the content. Very old graves tho most of the graveyard is fenced off

Thank anon551746
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Gorgous village lovely shops and pubs, church etc went to Cartmel races. Fantastic day out great for all the family.

Thank angelam1234
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We were recommended Cartmel as a good place to walk our dogs, we went through the race course and there is a large open ground where we could let the dogs run free. The village is very picturesque with good pubs and local shops selling locally produced goods, including delicious cheeses, beers and sticky toffee pudding. Definitely worth a visit... More 

Thank davec67
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Cartmel is a charming village, with nice little shops and cafes, but to miss the Priory is to miss a major experience. It was built by the same man who built Pembroke Castle (another very impressive structure.)

Thank richardhamilton4
New Malden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We visited and were given a useful guide to use as we walked around. There is a suggested donation of £5 per adult but no pressure to make it. We parked out of the village and walked in.

Thank whereamI2day

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