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St Bees Priory

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A VERY INTERESTING PLACE

Went here on recommendation of other travellers and was not disappointed. What an interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jetsaver
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Southport, United Kingdom
Lovely interesting church if your into old buildings ...

Old church with great arts and architecture... Honesty book area .. Visitors book,and regular... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
June Y
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here on recommendation of other travellers and was not disappointed. What an interesting church and so full of history. We really enjoyed our visit and one of the locals chatted with us about the church. Well worth a visit.

Thank jetsaver
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Old church with great arts and architecture... Honesty book area .. Visitors book,and regular services if you need to repent !

Thank June Y
Reviewed 12 September 2018

The church is obviously ancient, with leaning internal columns and some very old carved figures. Probably best known for its display regarding the so-called St. Bees man and woman, being well preserved specimens of people who had died in either the 15th or 16th century,...More

Thank greenstOat24
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank 806JackC
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,

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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 MadalynH7
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
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
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
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

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