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St Bees Priory

B5345, St Bees CA27 0DS, England
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Great place

Spent over 2 hrs looking around here lots of history and lots to look at very well kept and rather... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jack C
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Lovely old church, with some interesting history

We're not religious people, but there's something so beautiful about old English churches... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Chris L
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Jacksonville, Florida
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B5345, St Bees CA27 0DS, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent over 2 hrs looking around here lots of history and lots to look at very well kept and rather interesting

Thank Jack C
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

We're not religious people, but there's something so beautiful about old English churches. Impressive, yet warm and welcoming, the interesting bits like the Norman door and the St Bees Man exhibit make this church a must-see when visiting St Bees,

1  Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

A large former priory church with good Norman/Gothic columns and Norman doorway. Significant additional Victorian change.

Thank Madalyn H
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Beautiful red sandstone church with details remaining from the 11th and 12th centuries. Look for the scallop shell carved at the top of one of the pillars... and the 11th century lintel outside the main door... amazing. Also fascinating is the story of the St...More

Thank Lucie M
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is a lovely place to visit reflected in the reviews except for one very odd one which intelligent people should disregard. It's truly fascinating and there is a wealth of information especially regarding St Bee's Man. A truly lovely place for people of all...More

Thank bill04kelly
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

A place of peace and calm with a rich history. Lots of interesting snippets of information and stories.

Thank maggsmix
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

This is a fascinating building with a long and interesting history. It would be worth making a detour just to see it. Like all medieval churches, it has been adapted, changed and added to and so there is much to see both from the architectural...More

Thank RaphaelTobias
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Great priory church very interesting history. Great historical display in church with regards the St Bee's man. Don't miss the memorial in the churchyard for the sailors from the Victorian ship wreck Luigi Olivari.

Thank m n
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We went to see the priory the night before starting our C2C hike. We had just missed a worship service but were invited inside to visit and take a tour. One of the church historians showed us around and told us of the past and...More

Thank Vernon H
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Lovely Church stands in very nice grounds, lots of history inside about the area, Needs a tea shop on site.

Thank Caroline M
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