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The Priory and Parish Church of St. Mary

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Address: 25 Mount Way, Chepstow NP16 5NF, Wales

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Beautiful church in an ancient port

A beautiful large Priory church not far from the castle. It has many interesting features, a lovely walk through the churchyard and often holds musical recitals, often at lunch... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
DdraigG0ch
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Brecon, United Kingdom

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

A beautiful large Priory church not far from the castle. It has many interesting features, a lovely walk through the churchyard and often holds musical recitals, often at lunch times, which are high quality. Ensure you make time for this jewel, you will be delighted.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

By chance we visited this eleventh century church on the edge of Chepstow town. It's well cared for and worth a visit. Where ever I visit I like to light a candle in memory of loved ones.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stumbled upon the church when walking off high street. What a gem! Doorway arches stunning, mix of old And new inside as you can tell there is a community that cares and use their church. Free entrance

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We didn't go inside the church because it was so late, just wandered around in the graveyard. So peaceful and one almost feel a little sacred when wander among so old tombstones and around the old church . Will definitely visit again to see the inside to.

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

worthwhile visiting for the entrance alone, a magnificent example of a norman arch. The victorians nocked it about a bit but some fine tombs and a very old working clock.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Having tried to visit the night before but finding the front door locked, found on the next day thet the entrance was actually to the side of the church (no directions). Well kept church, shame there were so many rubbish bags around making it difficult to take photos without an orange bag being in the picture or a broom and... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

The St. Mary's Church is a place not be missed for its beautiful architecture, the doorway, the beautiful tombs inside and other architectural elements that are very well explained in the brochures that you can find at the entrance.

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Cheshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

A gentle late afternoon stroll back through town and we came upon the Priory and Parish Church. The nearby notice then went on to inform that the Priory no longer existed (now a car park) and that the church had been extensively modified over the centuries. Nit picking? Well, yes. It is not what it said on the tin. The... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014

Previously this was a Benedictine Priory dating from the early years of the Norman Conquest, and its history since those times is reflected in the physical, and structural make up of this lovely church. History is very much to the fore in this very peaceful large church, although the location has not of course changed over the centuries, the traffic... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

Quiet and peaceful ancient church. I was the only person there so sat in peace and looked at this quality church

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