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Christchurch Priory Church

Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
+44 1202 488645
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We were met by two of the volunteers who were very friendly and knew a lot about the church. We... read more

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You probably only need an hour at most. Fascinating church steeped in history with books and... read more

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Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
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+44 1202 488645
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"steeped in history"
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"miraculous beam"
in 28 reviews
"well worth a visit"
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"organ recital"
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"stained glass windows"
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"interesting features"
in 9 reviews
"bell tower"
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"warm welcome"
in 16 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 20 reviews
"no charge"
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"volunteer guides"
in 9 reviews
"lots of history"
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"free entry"
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"walk around"
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"gift shop"
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"town centre"
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Reviewed yesterday

We were met by two of the volunteers who were very friendly and knew a lot about the church. We felt very welcomed into this beautiful space.

Thank Robyn A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You probably only need an hour at most. Fascinating church steeped in history with books and leaflets to guide you. It was nice and warm on what was a very cold wintry day.

Thank 362butterboy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t miss a visit here if you go to Christchurch. It’s in a lovely location close to the river with good places to eat

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Priory can be seen for miles around Christchurch, and was always a comforting sight when coming in to harbour after a day's sailing, especially if the sea had been a mite rough! Yet it was not a place we had visited till we had...More

Thank Philip S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never been here before, so it was a surprise to see what it was like, when i was not sitting down enjoying the peaceful grounds, or having picnic lunch with volunteer carer, i was going around the grounds, or buying postcards, or fruit...More

Thank Colin M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a few years since we visited the Priory. It's still a worthwhile place to visit and were glad we went and mustn't leave it so long to go back again. The friendly guide was very informative about the Jesse screen. It is not only...More

Thank LeslieP374
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our tour. The beginnings of the extensive church and the history is wonderful. The grounds are lovely for a stroll. The volunteers were informative and friendly.

Thank bobokitten
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 interesting folklore. The lighting is worth the visit. And you...More

Thank mnasrudin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 glass. There is also a cafe but unfortunately well we...More

Thank 70ish
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank picklerunner
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