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“Serene visit”

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 10 June 2018

Historic monastery ruins in a lovely quiet location. Nice place to wander round and contemplate and reflect.. Nearby parking is available.

Thank joseph850
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

An amazing place well worth a visit. The church is steeped in history and the volunteers on duty were friendly and helpful.

Thank CWWAT
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We have had some friends over from Denmark and took them on a mini tour of South Tyneside
The history of the church at Jarrow is instrumental to Christianity in Great Britian. The staff are very helpful and volunteers
They offer a great insight to the Saxon past and Viking invasion
The ruins are a fantastic photo opportunity for visitors. It’s all free and you are able to leave a donation to help with the upkeep
This historical gem is still a working church and a super wedding venue with grounds to give any couple super wedding memories
As a child growing up in Jarrow I didn’t appreciate the full significance of this wonderful tourist attraction that is worth a repeat visit

Thank mikemcdowell2014
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This is an important site; one of the handful of places where Christian learning developed in Britain - and a key place for anyone interested in English history.

It's a functioning church, largely Victorian but with a Saxon heart. It has some unusual and interesting artefacts - both ancient (such as the carved foundation stone set into the wall), some of the oldest stained glass in the country, but also a more recent stained glass window by John Piper.

I was greeted on a cold March day by very enthusiastic volunteers, and given a welcome mug of coffee. There's a decent bookshop inside, and plenty else to look at.

Just up the slope is Jarrow Hall, a splendid interpretation centre of the story of the church, Bede, and the monastery - plus a whole lot more. It's worth allowing time to visit both of these centres, as they complement one another perfectly.

Thank RobinFitz
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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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