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St Bees Priory

Closes in 25 min: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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A Fascinating Place to Visit

We found this place most interesting and the member of the church who was resent showed us books of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Went here on recommendation of other travellers and was not disappointed. What an interesting... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Southport, United Kingdom
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All reviews old church interesting church lots of history well worth a visit doorway archaeological norman pillars century homes centuries exhibits
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place most interesting and the member of the church who was resent showed us books of "The Bees Man", which is an incredible discovery.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 28Lily_39
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Went here on recommendation of other travellers and was not disappointed. What an interesting church and so full of history. We really enjoyed our visit and one of the locals chatted with us about the church. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jetsaver
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Old church with great arts and architecture... Honesty book area .. Visitors book,and regular services if you need to repent !

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank June Y
Reviewed 12 September 2018

The church is obviously ancient, with leaning internal columns and some very old carved figures. Probably best known for its display regarding the so-called St. Bees man and woman, being well preserved specimens of people who had died in either the 15th or 16th century,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Spent over 2 hrs looking around here lots of history and lots to look at very well kept and rather interesting

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 806JackC
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We're not religious people, but there's something so beautiful about old English churches. Impressive, yet warm and welcoming, the interesting bits like the Norman door and the St Bees Man exhibit make this church a must-see when visiting St Bees,

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

A large former priory church with good Norman/Gothic columns and Norman doorway. Significant additional Victorian change.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Beautiful red sandstone church with details remaining from the 11th and 12th centuries. Look for the scallop shell carved at the top of one of the pillars... and the 11th century lintel outside the main door... amazing. Also fascinating is the story of the St...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lucie M
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is a lovely place to visit reflected in the reviews except for one very odd one which intelligent people should disregard. It's truly fascinating and there is a wealth of information especially regarding St Bee's Man. A truly lovely place for people of all...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank bill04kelly
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

A place of peace and calm with a rich history. Lots of interesting snippets of information and stories.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank maggsmix
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