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A wonderful surprise!

We’d never heard of Cartmel. All we can say is, if you’re ‘doing’ the Lake District, don’t miss it... read more

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Paul D
Lovely church

I enjoyed the church very much it was so nice and peaceful they are actually doing some restoration... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Flintshire, United Kingdom
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Beautiful Mediaeval Church
Priest Lane, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6PU, England
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All reviewswell worth a visitsteeped in historythe stained glass windowsbeautiful churchold churchgift shopmagna cartachoir stallspretty villageimpressive buildingsmall villageguided tourpeaceful placelots of historyinteresting featureslovely place to visitsouth lakes
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Reviewed today

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!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Thank sueflintshire
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank lisa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank AHVC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank _mj_laverick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place this is to visit. The stained glass windows and the stonework is a marvel. So much history surrounding the Priory. It would be a shame to visit Cartmel and not enter here because you will have missed a gem of a...More

Thank Noel W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge priory church for such a small village. Dates back 1000 odd years, with an interesting mix of architectures. Free entry but worth a donation - I'm sure the villagers alone can't keep it maintained.

Thank ovm36
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The priory had a service when we arrived so we walked round the village. On return, the clergy were very welcoming and we enjoyed an interesting and informative visit amidst the parishioners who were enjoying tea after the service. Wee worth a visit.

Thank heatherogburn
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15 May 2017|
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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 ..