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St Bega's Church

Mirehouse Grounds, Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, England
+44 17687 76198
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A touch of the past

A gorgeous church in an isolated but beautiful location, makes me wish I was religious so I could... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
elab247
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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A Hidden Gem by a babbling brook in the grounds of Mirehouse by Bassenthwaite Lake.

A short drive down the lane signposted to the church leads you to an entrance to the church. If... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
no1pinkpanther
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Maryport, United Kingdom
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Mirehouse Grounds, Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, England
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+44 17687 76198
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

A gorgeous church in an isolated but beautiful location, makes me wish I was religious so I could enjoy it even more. Worth the detour to see.

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Reviewed December 23, 2017

A short drive down the lane signposted to the church leads you to an entrance to the church. If driving, you will need to drive along the track through 2 or 3 fields, but this means it's accessible even to the disabled. Just drive with...More

Thank no1pinkpanther
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

We produced a small music video around this little church, and found it very interesting. We met the local vicar who spoke to us about the history of the church. Parking can be a bit restricted, and the church is a little way from the...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We visited this church whilst walking near Bassenthwaite. We found it very interesting and it had a very calm & peaceful atmosphere.

Thank Nick O
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

We were looking around Mirehouse and gardens but while on our walk around the grounds we followed a route that took us over a field of sheep, and accompanying poo(!), towards this quaint old church. There were some starlings nesting in the entrance and inside,...More

Thank travellinglights
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

A strange title you say, well this little church is a bit like a desert oasis as it sits surrounded by fields, which are populated by sheep. The sea you ask, well it's next to Lake Bassenthwaite, which is the only lake in the Lak...More

Thank Danny C
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Reviewed June 5, 2017

From the Osprey viewing Dodd Wood car park. an easy walk by the side of Mirehouse gardens or after visiting the house and gardens.The Church is usually open.

Thank Mrs Ann Valerie A
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Reviewed May 27, 2017

A beautiful little church in a superb location will make you feel at peace with yourself and the world. It has beautiful stained glass, an interesting pulpit and just look at the main door catch, a work of art. Outside take in views of Bassenthwaite...More

Thank Dick G
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

One of the most beautiful serene places in Cumbria - been coming here since I was a small child - holds so many beautiful memories!!! A little off the beaten track an not that wheelchair friendly however do check this church out if your nearby

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Reviewed April 6, 2017

I had heard of Bega, the daughter of a seventh century Irish chieftain, who fled Ireland to escape an arranged marriage, but had never visited the church named after her which sits on the shores on Bassenthwaite Lake. I visited there one pleasant Sunday afternoon...More

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Brand86
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Response from elab247 | Reviewed this property |
It’s possible to get within about 50yds of the church down a track but you would need to make sure the driver is aware of this access. There are also major water main excavations taking place in the area which may... More
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