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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  • We enjoyed our visit - the History is just incredible. The trip to the tower although difficult was well worth it and the views amazing  more »
  • 176 spiral steps to the top. Terrific birds eye view of Chistchurch. Friendly and knowledgable volunteers  more »
  • The Priory is very old with lots of interesting features. There is parking near by which has to be paid for. Nearby is the old castle and Christchurch Quay.  more »
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  • Beautiful grounds to walk around. Amazingly beautiful inside. Stained glass windows were beautiful to look at.
  • Very nice historical church. The top floor was a school, but now a museum. The church is famous for the mecuralas beam. Some parts of the church are over 900 years old.
  • Very warm, welcoming atmosphere. The buildings are amazing and fascinating
  • Love to go,, there is always something you have not noticed before.
  • Beautiful old church which for me is the venue for the amazing Bournemouth Bach Choir and their concerts. Always a privilege to hear them and sit amongst these old stones.

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