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St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Jarrow
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 3 March 2018

since being taken over by southtyneside council,there seems to be more exibitions on, the vikings, saint bede catherine cookson, and north east history ,they have to restore the ancient village that is spread through the site,giving an insight into life and farming in the mediaval past

Thank Billy R
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This ancient church was the centre of the monastery where the Venerable Bede, the great Saxon Scholar, lived and worked in the 7th century. Only the chancel of the church dates from the time of Bede, the rest dating from the Norman period and the body of the church being a Victorian rebuild.
It is an interesting church with great historic associations. The chancel contains a window made from some of the earliest glass ever made in England and it is the most atmospheric part of the church. Outside are the ruins of the ancient monastery, Well signed to show the original use of each part of the ruins. A visit to this site gives an insight into the long-vanished world of Saxon Northumbria. Helpful and friendly guides are ready to welcome visitors and give information for those seeking further knowledge of Bede's World. There is also a small shop selling books and souvenirs.
It was an interesting visit yet there was something lacking. No catering facilities are available at the church.This would have been a welcome addition to the visit on a cold day.

Thank tonygolden48
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Our sat nav took us past this, it's by the church. It was home of the Venerable Bede, it's worth a look inside the church too.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is certainly one of the oldest church structures in England. There is ample signage around the inside and outside of the building to guide you about the early Anglo Saxon structure,expansion of the monestaries, and later destruction. The staff inside the church are anxious and available to answer your questions.

Thank PhilViking
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

We often take the grandson here for a walk and look around this beautiful place with lots of history

Thank Susan E
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