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Lovely location

We had a wander round after visiting Isel hall. Pretty little church in lovely peaceful... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
charming, especially in snowdrop or daffodil season

Small Norman church in lovely situation above River Derwent. Large car park. Closed for... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2016
Ronald T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 Jul 2017
“Lovely location”
17 Jul 2016
“Magical place to get married!”
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Isel Road | Nr. Bassenthwaite, Cockermouth CA13 9HT, England
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had a wander round after visiting Isel hall. Pretty little church in lovely peaceful surroundings. The area around the church is beautiful and well worth having a stroll up the river

1  Thank ridge273
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Stunning location next to the river Derwent. Beautiful and peaceful inside for pray and contemplation, friendly church, also makes an excellent venue for a country wedding.

Thank Vicky L
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Small Norman church in lovely situation above River Derwent. Large car park. Closed for dehumidification after flooding November 2015 when I visited in March but normally open daily during British Summer Tiime, weekends in winter. Look out for the sundial *inside* the porch.

Thank Ronald T
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Badly damaged by the flood but now back to its best. Fabulous location by the derwent, near to isel hall and bridge with parking spots and lovely river walk. Plenty of parking at the church and benches in the graveyard - well established yews.

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 3 August 2015

After the floods of a few years ago, which were very, very high (from the River Derwent) - rising to 18 feet above normal in places - this secluded rural church has done a great restoration job. Swallows are nesting in the porch and it...More

Thank 972Keith
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Another locked church - such a shame! Lovely location, ancient building, nice outside but no idea about the inside. Who knows it may be locked as the Holy Grail is inside??!!

1  Thank SimonCarter1957
Reviewed 7 March 2014

well worth a visit even just to walk around the churchyard. Nice setting amongst trees next to the river.

Thank SohPieRobBit
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Been to many family weddings ,christnings & sadly funerals in this old church lovely tranquil setting , very well maintained churchyard.

Thank ding20
Reviewed 7 November 2012

This is one of those delightful places which make our country special. Quiet, calm and soothing. Love the place.

1  Thank 114JoB
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