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A beautiful Norman church on site of 7th century monastery in peaceful Lakeland location and home of the Dacre Bears, four unique medieval stone statues.
Historic links to the Venerable Bede, King Athelstan and Lady Anne Clifford. Interesting fragments from two Saxon stone cross shafts. Several stained glass windows mainly dedicated to the Hasell Family, from Dalemain. Stunning etched window by Whistler and colourful memorial window to Viscount Whitelaw. Great place of historic interest and spiritual presence.
St Andrew’s Dacre nestles in the hills of the Lake District National Park, only 5 miles from the M6, close to Penrith.
Set within an ancient churchyard, this beautiful Norman church offers a warm welcome to visitors who are drawn by its beauty, tranquil atmosphere and long history.
The churchyard is a mixture of wildlife areas with wild flowers, details of which are in the porch, and mown areas, making it a beautiful and tranquil place to linger. It overlooks Dacre castle and is on the popular footpath linking the village and Dalemain.
Spectacular stained glass
National heritage here
Level access to the main areas
On street parking at church
Parking within 250m
Accessible toilets nearby
Walkers & cyclists welcome
Space to secure your bike
* Generally 10am to 4pm each day.
Guidebooks and postcards are available in the church and tours for visiting groups can be arranged by appointment.
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