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Situated approximately 10 miles north from the Market town of Brampton in Cumbria, Bewcastle Cross is worth visiting, it bears a runic inscription and Celtic knotwork reliefs and dates to around 7th or 8th centuries. The Cross is Anglo Saxon and is in its original...More
The lovely Bewcastle cross is well worth the journey into the wilds. Set in very remote but beautiful countryside it is a wonder of English history. One of, if not the, earliest examples of written English. Why isn't it better known/ advertised I wonder but...More
What a little gem of a place this is. It's very remote and very unexpected when you get to it but worth the short trip out from the Brampton area. This tiny, beautiful church and it's lovely churchyard are a great place full of history....More
This is in very remote and beautiful country. The drive out is on tiny roads - but well worth the effort. On the day we visited there was snow on the distant hills, which was both magical and beautiful.
The cross is 7th century and...More
We went on a dark and windy August day and had a sense of how challenging a posting this would be for soldiers from nearby Hadrians wall. A small free walkin museum thoughtfully provided with EU and other funding helped us see how the cross...More
So we started with the Bewcastle cross, kind of out in the middle of nowhere, farms and sheep. And It was standing somewhat damaged but legible in a cemetery next to a church which was locked. But most rewarding was the information on the Ruthwell...More
I first came to Bewcastle on a 'magical mystery tour' with my children. Even just driving through it in the car I was struck by the isolated, haunting beauty of it, with a deep sense of history. I've lived in Cumbria - at not-far-away-Brampton -...More
Travelling though the remote countryside of East Cumbria, the last thing you would expect to find is a unique, ground-breaking piece of art -- The Bewcastle Cross. Miles from anywhere, this 14ft high Anglian Cross is said to have mediterranean influences and possibly even some...More