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Holme Cultram Abbey, Abbeytown

#82 of 102 in Historic Sites in Cumbria
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Holmcultram Abbey (alternatively Holm Cultram Abbey or Holme Cultram Abbey) was a Cistercian monastery in what is now the village of Abbeytown in Cumbria, United Kingdom.

Founded in 1150, the abbey was suppressed in 1538 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The former monastic church remains in use as a parish church and a place of worship.
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  • we were on our way to Maryport when we saw a sign for this place.The diversion was worth a look round as specially for anyone who can climb the spiral stairs to the gallery.A nice museum which was.....  more »
  • Stopped here after seeing the road signs. It's a good abbey. There is a nice bit to walk up a narrow spiral staircase to overlook the inside of the abbey. It's free to enter and there are some...  more »
  • An ancient abbey built over 600 years ago. It was extensively fire damaged about 8 years ago and has been rebuilt recently. Some nice stained glass windows and an exhibition of the history of the abbey and area. Large grave yard outside the abbey with many of the graves in good condition so if any of your relatives were buried there, there is a good chance that the gravestone may be readable.
  • A rather plain church that was once the nave of the abbey. A phoenix from the ashes, it was completely gutted by fire in 2006. A little exhibition of the history is well done but despite the signs the tea room wasn't open
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