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St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow

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Our group were much entertained by Jimmy, our exuberant guide. A fount of knowledge, laced with... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Frank S
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Genuinely historic

The monastery is a ruin, but as the second monastery ever built in the British isles, it’s pretty... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Anne Lorraine S
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Our group were much entertained by Jimmy, our exuberant guide. A fount of knowledge, laced with classic Geordie humour, his pride in this old place was very evident. Very worthwhile.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Frank S
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The monastery is a ruin, but as the second monastery ever built in the British isles, it’s pretty much going to be. The Venerable Bede came here as a young man, and lived out his life here. St Paul’s church is also interesting as the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anne Lorraine S
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Having lived in a Jarrow for a large part of my life, I’d visited the church on many occasions as a child. Returned recently to show a family friend around. The church is well maintained and has volunteers on hand to tell you about the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

An amazing experience, staff on the day we visited (Friday morning) were awesome. Jackie and Gillian were extremely friendly and helpful,, we couldn’t have asked for more, it was a cold day, and the ladies told us to sit next to the radiators, and they...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Historic monastery ruins in a lovely quiet location. Nice place to wander round and contemplate and reflect.. Nearby parking is available.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

An amazing place well worth a visit. The church is steeped in history and the volunteers on duty were friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We have had some friends over from Denmark and took them on a mini tour of South Tyneside The history of the church at Jarrow is instrumental to Christianity in Great Britian. The staff are very helpful and volunteers They offer a great insight to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This is an important site; one of the handful of places where Christian learning developed in Britain - and a key place for anyone interested in English history. It's a functioning church, largely Victorian but with a Saxon heart. It has some unusual and interesting...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RobinFitz
Reviewed 3 March 2018

since being taken over by southtyneside council,there seems to be more exibitions on, the vikings, saint bede catherine cookson, and north east history ,they have to restore the ancient village that is spread through the site,giving an insight into life and farming in the mediaval...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Billy R
Reviewed 10 January 2018

This ancient church was the centre of the monastery where the Venerable Bede, the great Saxon Scholar, lived and worked in the 7th century. Only the chancel of the church dates from the time of Bede, the rest dating from the Norman period and the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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