Cartmel Priory

Cartmel Priory

Cartmel Priory
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Beautiful Mediaeval Church
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Lesley M
Glasgow, UK236 contributions
Lovely church
Oct 2021 • Solo
A beautiful place. Gorgeous stained glass windows. Lovely architecture. Ladies at the entrance we’re giving out free brochures with info on the history of the church. There was a gift shop inside the church with souvenirs for sale.
Written 15 October 2021
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Guy F
London, UK293 contributions
Pretty priory
Oct 2021 • Family
So many places in England lost their monastic churches with the Dissolution but hats off to Cartmel for saving theirs. A delightful mix of Norman and Perpendicular architecture with a splash of 17C decoration. Welcoming team of volunteers too. And the village is pretty too
Written 1 October 2021
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Cat
Wales, UK110 contributions
Interesting and absorbing
Sep 2021
Fascinating building brought to life by a guide who told us some of the history of the priory. The mask exhibition was just amazing. An inspiring concept at such a difficult time for so many, with outstanding art work by junior and secondary school pupils. A shame it has to come down! Good to see a church engaging so empathetically with its congregation and wider community.
Written 29 September 2021
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JML
11 contributions
Excellent visit
Sep 2021
Lovely place and friendly welcome. Past meets present. The art therapy mask display on people's feelings around Covid was inspiring.
Written 29 September 2021
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kevin d
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK190 contributions
Lovely Priory
Sep 2021
Lovely small Priory very nice place to spend up to 1 hour free to enter but donations welcome for up keep of priory.
Written 12 September 2021
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redscarfox
Redcar, UK808 contributions
Interesting medieval priory
Sep 2021 • Couples
A must if you are visiting Cartmel. Free to enter but a donation encouraged. Part of the Priory is cordoned off which I presume is due to Covid. When we visited there was an exhibition of decorated face masks linked to mental health during Covid. There is also a gift shop.
Written 6 September 2021
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harveymoondog
Cartmel, UK54 contributions
Worship
Aug 2021 • Solo
The priory is a butiful place to visit but what I don't understand is why there is a shop in a house of God when in the bible Jesus threw out all the sellers it's a place of worship not a supermarket.
The Church as enough money it doesn't need a shop
Written 29 August 2021
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AlbertNW
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom5 contributions
Beautiful and unusual pre-Reformation church
Jun 2021
Very much worth a visit if you are in Cartmel, it's a fine survival of a medieval priory, converted into a parish church
Written 21 June 2021
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Elizabeth V
Bognor Regis, UK738 contributions
Interesting but limited
Jun 2021
An interesting building, and well preserved, but not very large, plus restricted access to parts of the building due to Covid restrictions. Would visit again when all accessible. Sits close to the centre of a lovely village. Entry is free, although a donation is encouraged. Look out for the skull and crossbones on the crusader graves on the floor.
Written 20 June 2021
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johnny wallman
Manchester, UK48 contributions
Stunning
Jun 2021
A quite stunning building even for someone like myself that doesn't do religion. The brickwork and stained glass windows are quite beautiful. Parking in Cartmel can be a lottery however the nearby racecourse has a large parking area and is only a few minutes walk away. There is no charge to enter and a free leaflet gives you the basics. More detailed information is available, at a price, from the gift shop, or you can just google the history before you go.
Written 6 June 2021
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