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“Makes you think”

Basilica of the Holy Blood
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Owner description: This chapel contains a phial that reputedly contains Christ's blood brought back from the Crusades.
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Makes you think”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

As much as I am a believer, why is the collection box a couple of feet away from the Holy Blood.
Some how this made it a bit tacky.
You felt you MUST pay to be worthy of a look and of course that is what it should NOT be about.
Why not have a box on the way out/exit, well away from the viewing area where people can give donations should they wish?

Visited November 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“A marvellous contrast”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

The two separate churches on this site provide a wonderful contrast. Both are beautiful, but very different. The upper church is gloriously and spectacularly decorated with amazing wall paintings and stained glass. Here is housed the relic from which the church takes its name. Here it can revered each day.
The lower, older chapel is beautiful in its austere peacefulness. A plain, simple and pious place.
The places are truly wonderful.

Visited October 2013
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“Atmospheric.”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Free to go in to the church, which is stunning throughout. There is no doubt that there is a special atmosphere in this church, and its definitely worth timing your visit to look at the glass vial, containing the holy blood. A small donation is expected for you to do this. Worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
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Portland, ME
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“As already noted, stunning...”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Well worth a visit. A beautiful and peaceful place, with fabulous detail to study as the light pours in the beautiful stained glass windows. Pay extra to view the special Treasure Room.

Visited October 2013
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Swanley, United Kingdom
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“Stunning”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Listening to the choir practising on Sunday morning was lovely and then returning in the afternoon to see the Holy Blood was worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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