Bewcastle Cross & Museum

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Bewcastle Cross & Museum
4.5
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Richard S
Queensbury, UK709 contributions
Very remote site for Celtic Cross and a museum in a shack
Oct 2019
The area is part of Hadrians Wall World Heritige Site in the rugged splendour of the border region.
The Cross is weather beaten and the museum is very small but but very interesting with facts about the border reivers.
Written 27 October 2019
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lorraine clay
5 contributions
Superb
Apr 2019
It's a long and twisty road but worth the journey for this understated little spot which surprisingly has a Roman fort, Saxon church and Medieval castle. The museum is small but wel presented. Take a picnic as there are no facilities but you can sit on the sill of your boot and take in the sweeping Northumbrian views.
Written 13 October 2019
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Liz J
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Beautiful location - Bewcastle Cross
Sep 2019
The event I attended was a celebration of the Border Reiving history of The Forgotten Lands – the far north east of Cumbria. The trail was completed on horseback through stunning countryside
Written 25 September 2019
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Nancy M
8 contributions
The Bewcastle Cross and St. Cuthbert's parish
Aug 2019
We had the rare priviledge of visiting Bewcastle church twice during our 23 day saty in the Borders. What a magical serene place it is and very awe inspiring. A very peaceful setting with a beautiful small museum. Off the beaten track and not crowded with tourists...we were so pleased to attend a Sunday evening service making it feel like time stood still for that brief hour. I would go back again and again.
Written 11 September 2019
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rmurray35
Coventry, UK7 contributions
Bewcastle Cumbria
Aug 2019 • Family
Beautiful peaceful place perfect location to unwind for your holidays. Demesne cottage is a home from home and owner and family are the perfect hosts making your stay as comfortable as can be we would highly recommend this lovely Hiden off the beaten track place of beauty.
Written 6 August 2019
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reevefamily2016
Clevedon, UK30 contributions
A major historic site
May 2019 • Couples
Sometimes you have to go in search of history. Bewcastle is north of Hadrians wall with the church built within the walls of a Roman outpost. It has one of a small few of stunning early Christian crosses. It is 7th century erected by the monks from Jarrow and contains rare Syrian iconography. It is stunning
Written 5 June 2019
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penny025
Carlisle, UK497 contributions
Interesting
Nov 2018 • Family
If you are out this way the cross is worth seeing, the Celtic designs are lovely as is the setting. Afterwards try to find Meg Merilees grave.
Written 27 November 2018
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Andrea Whigham I
Cumbria, UK68 contributions
Quite unique
Apr 2018 • Couples
a little touch of history and a real. feeling of times gone by.
You will most likely have the place to yourself so enjoy. Amazing photos
Written 29 April 2018
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GillyKD
Cumbria, UK52 contributions
Ancient Rune Inscription
Jul 2017 • Friends
Situated approximately 10 miles north from the Market town of Brampton in Cumbria, Bewcastle Cross is worth visiting, it bears a runic inscription and Celtic knotwork reliefs and dates to around 7th or 8th centuries. The Cross is Anglo Saxon and is in its original position, although the Cross head is missing. This little gem is worth a visit, it's off the beaten track and situated on top of an ancient Roman fort
Written 12 July 2017
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Lin1708
York59 contributions
An inspiring and important English monument.
Feb 2017 • Friends
The lovely Bewcastle cross is well worth the journey into the wilds. Set in very remote but beautiful countryside it is a wonder of English history. One of, if not the, earliest examples of written English. Why isn't it better known/ advertised I wonder but the peace and tranquility are precious too I suppose.
The little museum next to it is delightful and very well laid out. There is a good range of tasteful souvenirs to buy too. Lots of information for those tracing border ancestors here. Well worth the trip.
Written 28 February 2017
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