Cartmel Priory, Cartmel

There’s a special feeling you get the first moment you enter a church. And with its 800-year-old history, stunning architecture and fascinating heritage, Cartmel Priory gives you a feeling that will last long after you’ve left.

Steeped in culture and rich with history, the Priory is found at the very heart of Cartmel village, surrounded by picturesque English countryside, and gives a warm welcome to everyone who comes to experience it.

Exploring the Priory is different for everyone. Some visitors marvel at the ancient architecture, some discover hidden mysteries within its motifs and carvings, others just sit and absorb the Priory’s peaceful atmosphere.

Over the centuries the Priory has witnessed war, peace, raids and ruin, but still remains a building of greatness and enduring beauty. A story 800 years in the writing, still being written today.
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  • Free to go into, a warm welcome from the shop steward just inside the South Door and a free simple souvenir guide to help you to navigate your way around the Priory with the points of interest highlig...  more »
  • If you are in Cartmel you must visit the Priory - it is really beautiful. We were there ion a sunny day and it was a delight with the stained glass  more »
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  • Discovered this beautiful church while doing one of our Treasure Trails in Cartmel. Huge place with amazing history and old graveyard- see how far back you can see the gravestones. Didn't go in as we were rather muddy but could hear the organist inside which was lovely.
  • Nice place to visit lovely narrow streets Around the priory very historical village. And don't forget the horse racing
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