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Usk Priory Church of St Mary

Church Street, Usk NP7 5ND, Wales
+44 1834 858787
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A visit to Saint Mary's

This is a wonderful old Church, built in the lea of Usk castle. The church is kept in a state of... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
ian j
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Usk, United Kingdom
Lovely Church with much history

Definitely worth a visit. Lovely church yard in the middle of the town with a lychgate under some... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
sandflopper j
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Alhama de Almeria, Spain
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The Church, described as the "Westminster Abbey of Wales", attracts thousands of visitors each year who come to view the fine collection of historic monuments, medieval carvings or simply to seek a quiet place for contemplation and prayer.
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Church Street, Usk NP7 5ND, Wales
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a wonderful old Church, built in the lea of Usk castle. The church is kept in a state of good repair and has many interesting feature. There is also a priory adjacent which is in private ownership.

Thank ian j
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Definitely worth a visit. Lovely church yard in the middle of the town with a lychgate under some wonderful ancient trees . The Church itself is very lovely with several points of historical and relgious interest.

Thank sandflopper j
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Most of the reviews below are for Abergavenny- which Im sure is beautiful - but this is Usk. When you are in USK, ask about Adam of Usk and his memorial. He was very significant in British medieval history and it's crazy not more is...More

Thank Corinne S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A lovely parish church, in a lovely little town. Worth a visit whilst in Usk. Nothing outstanding in the church worth a mention.

Thank Douglas1953
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Can't comment on the inside as there was a funeral. The outside is very impressive. Good condition building. Nice grounds. Good photo opportunity

Thank Joe_Macpherson04
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Free to visit, and the volunteers very enthusiastically give an individual tour with lots of information on the history. The collection of sarcophagus (monuments) we were told is the biggest in Wales! Beautifully looked after. For an Australian visitor, a great introduction to our Wales...More

Thank Margot P
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Nice place to visit with excellent adjacent parking which costs only £1 for 2 hours. Easy access to the town centre too.

Thank moot
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Incredibly preserved graves, tombs, and other medieval artifacts, including a church bell from the 1300's. Free admission, but please give a donation if you can, as they upkeep everything at their cost.

1  Thank ga1waygir1
Reviewed 5 April 2016

What a lovely church with so much history, would recommend a visit when in Abergavenny. The volunteers there are extremely helpful and its right by the tourist centre.

Thank bristoljane1968
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Lots of history inside and beautiful church. Nice and close to the centre of town and cafe just opposite.

Thank saucysal2016
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Response from treecutter | Reviewed this property |
Erratum - I thought you were referring to the so named church in Usk. The one in Abergavenny is Address: Monk Street, Abergavenny, Gwent NP7 5ND Phone:01873 858787 It is also a "Church in Wales" parish church in the... More
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