Cartmel Priory, Cartmel

4.7
#1 of 16 in Things to do in Grange-over-Sands
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.
Using our world travel planner, Grange-over-Sands attractions like Cartmel Priory can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Source
Create an itinerary including Cartmel Priory

(Grange-over-Sands is the nearest city to Cartmel Priory)

map
Cartmel Priory Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
528 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • August 17, 2017
    Good place to visit while in Cartmel but keeps you awake all night as the bell chimes hourly! Interesting history and worth a visit.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Whilst the Priory makes a stunning backdrop to a rural village scene, nothing quite prepared me for the links right back to Magna Carta... I had no idea. History evolves visibly in various parts of th...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Went for a walk around Cartmel, the priory is an amazing piece of architecture. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. A true piece of beauty and tranquillity.  more »
Google
  • August 17, 2017
    Lovely stain glass windows - worth a visit!
  • June 11, 2017
    A beautiful church and the vicar and congregation are lovely xx
  • February 4, 2017
    Went for sticky toffee pudding but was drawn into this beautiful church,Just exquisite .
  • January 9, 2016
    This has to be 1 of the most beautiful churches in the North West. As a Wedding photographer i have been inside many throughout the NW and can saftley say you will not be disappointed. Take your cameras.
  • October 24, 2016
    Steeped in prayer and history......humbling and evocative.

Plan your trip to Grange-over-Sands

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Grange-over-Sands

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Cartmel by other users

7 days in Lake District BY A USER FROM MALTA May, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Lake District BY A USER FROM MALTA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Lake District BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Lake District BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Scotland & Lake District BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Lake District BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Lake District BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans