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If you are out this way the cross is worth seeing, the Celtic designs are lovely as is the setting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Quite unique

a little touch of history and a real. feeling of times gone by. You will most likely have the place... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Andrea Whigham I
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Bewcastle, Carlisle CA6, Carlisle CA6, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are out this way the cross is worth seeing, the Celtic designs are lovely as is the setting. Afterwards try to find Meg Merilees grave.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank penny025
Reviewed 29 April 2018

a little touch of history and a real. feeling of times gone by. You will most likely have the place to yourself so enjoy. Amazing photos

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Andrea Whigham I
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank GillyKD
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Lin1708
Reviewed 2 January 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2016
6  Thank margaret h
Reviewed 29 November 2016

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

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Cathie S
Reviewed 13 August 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank jkp12016
Reviewed 12 August 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 3 June 2016

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

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank Chester F
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