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Great St Mary's Church (Church of England)

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Overlooking the market place in the centre of Cambridge, this beautiful church dates back to 1205 - even older than the University of Cambridge! Great St Mary's was built, rebuilt, burned and built again over the centuries. The current building is...more
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St. Marys Passage | King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 3PQ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apart from being another lovely Church, the best reason for visiting St. Mary's is that you get the best views across Cambridge from climbing the tower. At £4 each, it is worth it and the leaflet that comes with the entrance fee gives pictures of...More

Thank Fleckney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 8 year old loved the circular staircase up to the tower, and we enjoyed the beautiful view! Its nicely caged in for those of us who fear heights!

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely church. Went up the tower, lovely views from top. Tight staircase with lots of steps. Hard to come down if people coming up but worth a visit. You can even see the bells through the window.

Thank Babyeor
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Happened to be passing on visit to Cambridge. Very very helpful and friendly women in the gift shop. Bought brass rubbing kit and had a wonderful, if back-breaking, time rubbing 3 of the 5 brasses. Very interesting history to this church - the University Church....More

Thank Sandra E
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Visited here while in cambridge for the day. My 12 year oldson wanted to go up the staircase to the top. Its £5 each or £15 for a family. It may be sern as a lot but im guessing the money goes back into the...More

Thank jaqualineclark
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved it. Such a beautiful view and only £4. If you're there it's well worth paying to go up there Bare in mind very steep stairs and lots of them!

Thank Agnessus1510
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

This was a find. Whatever you do pay the £4 to climb the tower. Lots of tight steps had me catch my breath. Holding on to polished stone balustrade in the middle. But what a view ! Clear lines of sight over Kings chapel. And...More

Thank Andrew-Leakey
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Went to Evensong here (Sundays at 5:30 and free as opposed to King’s). Was lovely and the choir (Melbourne’s Trinity College) was excellent, but the ambience was ruined by tourists walking in and out or sitting in the pews on their phones ignoring the service....More

Thank hopew693
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely church to look around for free. Decided to go up the tower for £4 each, as it was a very clear day we could see for miles. There’s only one way up or down the very steep steps so you have to be careful...More

Thank roxy1729
Reviewed 13 July 2018

The church itself is impressive but the view from the tower is just brilliant. Looking out across the Cambridge city and colleges on a warm spring afternoon was a great experience and a welcome break from the busy streets.

Thank Malcolm P
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