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Fascinating ancient priory in delightful South Lakeland village

An interesting and impressive old church building, with strong links to the Cavendish family... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Rochdale, United Kingdom

Given the size of Cartmel, the lovely Priory (church) is disproportionately large, but definitely... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Beautiful Mediaeval Church
Priest Lane, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6PU, England
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All reviews well worth a visit the stained glass windows steeped in history beautiful church old church gift shop magna carta pretty village choir stalls impressive building guided tour small village peaceful place interesting features lots of history south lakes race course
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

An interesting and impressive old church building, with strong links to the Cavendish family (became the Dues of Devonshire). The towers are unique. When we visited there were several schools learning about bible stories and the atmosphere was brilliant. And the army of volunteers, making...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank robinhenshaw
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Given the size of Cartmel, the lovely Priory (church) is disproportionately large, but definitely worth a look if you are visiting Cartmel. Well maintained with some fascinating pieces and a nicely understated gift shop. Nice touches like the varied but uniform knitted kneeling cushions covers...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

On arrival we were welcomed by one of the volunteers who provided us with a leaflet describing the main features of the priory. While we were there we were stopped several times by other volunteers keen to tell us about the history of the priory...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

We’d never heard of Cartmel. All we can say is, if you’re ‘doing’ the Lake District, don’t miss it! The Priory itself makes the visit worthwhile. But then there are the charming little shops. And there’s even a racecourse! Go visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul D
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the church very much it was so nice and peaceful they are actually doing some restoration work which is nice

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sueflintshire
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This is truly breathtaking, how amazing that we get to see 800 years of worshiping. Lovely grounds and the little shop is very nice, you can light a candle for your loved ones, and also leave a prayer card for the parishioners to pray for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank J9040BJlisar
Reviewed 6 September 2018

A truly impressive scale; because it was a priory, of course. How amazing it must have seemed 500/600 years ago. Large, calm, clearly articulated interior, but with all sorts of quirks, On the cusp of Norman / Early English; tantalising bits of 15C glass; brackets...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AHVC
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Fantastic old priory with lots of history. Lovely stained glass and stonework. The volunteers are helpful and knowledgeable. Go and see it, you wont be disappointed.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank usinc
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

If you are in the area you should definitely come here. The priory is a beautiful building and the volunteers are welcoming and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank abeE25
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We always find something different to look at the Priory. It is a beautiful place to visit. The Priory has a beautiful altar. Volunteers are very knowledgeable & alwYs willing to pass this onto visitors

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank _mj_laverick
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Response from westy7777 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's approximately 10 minutes, if you don't stop at too many shops on the way!
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