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Well worth a visit

A beautiful building on the outside but outstanding on the inside. The highlight for us was the... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Melbourne, Australia
Doesn't look inspiring but it is

This is really worth visit. From the outside it does not look like much but it harbors a wealth of... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
London, 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 23 July 2018

A beautiful building on the outside but outstanding on the inside. The highlight for us was the organ playing. Beautiful stained glass windows.

Thank PDYR
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This is really worth visit. From the outside it does not look like much but it harbors a wealth of history and interesting facts. There's also a lovely little gift shop,

Thank ginav56
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Actually the Church of St.Mary and St.Michael,it has stood here for over 800 years,although its been added to over the centuries,it is still a magnificent monolith which has had Norman influences.It also contains the tomb of the first Lord Harington(1347) and his wife.Well worth a...More

Thank IAN W
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We visit all and every kind of church we see, and this one is definitely worth a look, though I wouldn't go out of my way just to see it. Highlights (for me) are the Norman stonework and the misericords, and the unique height and...More

Thank Viggenboy
Reviewed 6 July 2018

A superb, tranquil experience. Splendid, ancient building, beautifully restored. Great welcome from the volunteer by the entrance. A must visit when visiting the pretty village of Cartmel.

Thank 700doug
Reviewed 5 July 2018

So much history to take in and an incredible building to see and absorb the atmosphere. Made so much better by an extremely well informed gentleman on the premises who kept us very well informed.

Thank Marty K
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Have taken visitors to the Abbey many times and enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the Abbey and grounds. Never fails to impress but this time it was even better. They have a 3D video experience now, showing you a little of the history of...More

Thank Sue030749
Reviewed 3 July 2018

The priory is stunning and we were welcomed with our little dog at the door by some volunteers.It is a beautiful building and well worth the drive. The village is pretty with a selection of tea shops and gifts.

Thank maggie w
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent food..... homemade beef and ale pie was to die for. Customer service was excellent. Taking my mum and auntie out for the day next week and plan to call in and treat them before we drive back to Liverpool.

Thank deb b
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Having been before we knew what to expect. It was worth a second visit. Afterwards we went round Cartmel itself and can recommend their famous sticky toffee pudding.I had cream with mine and my wife had ice cream.

Thank albert p
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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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Sorry I cycled there from Kendal ..