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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 days ago

I went into Great St. Mary's and there was a piano concert happening by a 16 year old; quite impressive. It was nice to sit down and relax for a bit while enjoying the playing. On a previous occasion I have climbed the stairs of...More

Thank SaraBourque
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is overlooking the market place in the centre of Cambridge. Great views from the tower and well worth the 4GBP to go up.

Thank peetg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We climbed the steps to the top Of this tower and it was well worth the climb! The view from the top was breathtaking. Even though it was windy and not very clear you could still identify the surrounding buildings. It’s a little claustrophobic at...More

Thank Carolynk77
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Never have 123 steps offered so much for so little. On a clear afternoon, St Mary's Church tower offers one of, if not The best views of Cambridge. A real treat for lovers of architecture, the panoramic view takes in every imaginable era across the...More

Thank deaka100
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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 20 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 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 17 August 2018

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!

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