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Great Malvern Priory

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Address: Church Street, Malvern WR14 2AY, England
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A 'Must do' when visiting Malvern.

This is a beautiful church that dates back to the C11. The stained glass is wonderful and the building is simply full of interesting historical objects including tiles from the... read more

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Studley, United Kingdom
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Studley, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful church that dates back to the C11. The stained glass is wonderful and the building is simply full of interesting historical objects including tiles from the middle ages. The gift shop is interesting. Low profile staff are available if you need help or have questions. This is a free attraction. Visitors are of course encouraged to... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for the Grave of Charles Darwin's daughter in the Priory cemetery which might aunty used to tend too.As it was good Friday I went into the Priory to take in the Atmosphere which was quite inspiring for a non church goer! I actually lit a candle for my Aunty and wrote in the Prayer book.I also read... More 

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Scottish Borders
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My only concern was that the scones had been frozen and so were totally crumbly and difficult to spread with the generous cream and jam.

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Cannock
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exterior of the Priory displays great workmanship and artistry, but so too does the interior, with a larger display of 15th century stained glass than any church in England. It is a vast patchwork, much of it having been moved around the church over the years. It is worth taking binoculars to fully appreciate the exquisite details of these... More 

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Espoo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Priory is fine building both inside and outside. There is a plenty of activity, services and other, but I like to highlight some really interesting fragments inside. Original honey-red decorative tiles best seen in choir, fragments of stained glass and the gravestone of Prior Walcher (died 1135). He was a church servant, but also astronomer and mathematician, a real scientist... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Passed here after been in Malvern and thought I would just have a quick look inside. Wow! A beautiful place. It felt as though time stopped. It was so peaceful and someone was playing the organ on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Definitely a place to stop and reflect.

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Thank J O
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

I can't believe we have missed seeing this Priory until last week. It is remarkable. It was purchased by the town twenty years after the lead was sold during the dissolution and it is in good shape. It is old, building work started in 1985. Ch. Darwin's daughter is buried here.

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Crawley Down, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Friendly and helpful staff. Lots of placards explaining the highlights. Beautiful stained glass windows with a range of ages from Norman to modern.

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Thank Geoff T
Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I visited again today to look again at this beautiful church and admire the stained glass windows in particular the many medieval ones they are stunningly beautiful. There is a large quantity of medieval tiles too.

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Thank 70ish
Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Well worth a visit, parts of the priory date back to 1086. Nice park and pond just below the priory, the ponds were originally used to rear fish for the table. No charge though a donation is always welcome.

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