Christchurch Priory Church, Christchurch

Christchurch Priory Church has been described as "the least appreciated of the Great Churches of England." It is the longest parish church in the country and is larger than 21 English Anglican cathedrals. Admire the architecture, which dates back to Norman times, or attend one of a range of services, many with choirs performing. Enjoy the peace and quiet, light a candle, take a tour, listen to a lecture, or attend one of the various concerts and festivals. Check for events on the website in advance. Plan to visit Christchurch Priory Church and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Christchurch attractions using our Christchurch tour planning app .
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  • Steeped in history the Priory is well worth a visit with lots of interesting information inside of the history of the place. A visit here during one of their carol concerts is a must with the heavenly...  more »
  • Came back to visit this beautiful place after nearly 50 years. First time I stayed at the Pontins at Wick ferry(long gone). Nothing much has changed apart from it being a lot busier. The priory and ne...  more »
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  • A wonderful place to visit. Highly recommend spending an hour or so exploring it's rich history. There's a tea room and gift shop too. They occasionally have musical recitals, which are a real treat considering the amazing acoustics. Make sure you put it top of your 'to do' list if you ever visit Christchurch, you won't be disappointed.
  • Finally found the car park (you'll need to interpret the signs,). Priory beautiful and a marvel of it's time. Photography, including flash, is allowed. Well stocked shop with friendly staff. Well worth a visit.
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