Fodor's Expert Review Cartmel Priory

Cartmel Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Founded in 1190, the huge Cartmel Priory survived the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century because it was also the village church. Four monks and 10 villagers were hanged, however. The 25 wooden misericords are from 1440 and include a carved depiction of the Green Man, with a face made of leaves. Guided tours take place on Wednesday from April through October at 11 am and 2 pm (£4).

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Free Ruins

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Priest La.
Cartmel, Cumbria  LA11 6PU, England


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free; tours £3, Free; tours £4, Closed Sun.

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