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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  • First church being reviewed. Nothing to do with the cancer thing. First thing we were told - see subject matter. It is however a very well preserved example of a Norman conquest church with some inter...  more »
  • I always visit churches when on holiday and this Priory Church is well worth a visit it won't disappoint. Steeped in history there is so much to see from the exquisite carvings to beautiful stained gl...  more »
  • The Priory is well worth a visit. There are so many sections to it. Beautiful ancient Monk hand-carved wooden choir seats. Lovely little private chapels. Amazing stained glass.  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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