We already know how stunning Christchurch Priory is having two holiday homes right next door, but now, acclaimed author Bill Bryson has rated it his best church in the country.
In an interview for the National Churches Trust, the best-selling travel, science and language writer revealed the Priory topped his list of what he claimed to be the best 14 churches across the UK.
Former Echo sub-editor Mr Bryson called the Priory his “first love”.
“This is my first love among English churches,” he wrote. “Christchurch, Dorset, was where my wife and I lived when we were first married. I passed through the grounds of the priory almost daily for two years, and I could never do so without stopping to gawp at its magnificence. Stone doesn’t get more glorious than this.
“How so many locals could scurry past it without seeming to notice its presence, never mind its grandeur, was a permanent mystery to me.”
With long weekends and short stays available come and see this remarkable church in all its splendour when staying at Quay House or Quay Corner. Last minute discounts available for both properties.