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St Botolph's Church (Church of England)

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Stumbled on this place just nosing around. Lovely peaceful stop. Found it very moving. No great... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Leigh, United Kingdom
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Simplicuty at its best

St Botolph's was a wonderful find. It is a very old church; the entance doors were magnificent as... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Province of Munster, Ireland
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17 Jul 2018
“Peaceful ”
10 Apr 2018
“Simplicuty at its best”
Built around 1320, this church was dedicated to St. Botolph, the patron saint of travelers in medieval times.
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Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA, England
+44 7802 636079
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

If you just want to get away from things for a few minutes this church will offer you a quiet atmosphere and is open for most of the day from 10 am -3.30 p.m. You will be welcome at the services.You may get the opportunity...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Stumbled on this place just nosing around. Lovely peaceful stop. Found it very moving. No great queues of tourists but worth looking at. Some of the graves were fascinating. Also was the angel on the screen 10 pin bowling ? You decide !

Thank Andrew-Leakey
David E, Parishioner at St Botolph's Church (Church of England), responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you Andrew. Glad you liked our church. We hope that it provides a small bit of peace and calm in an otherwise hectic Cambridge.

Reviewed 10 April 2018

St Botolph's was a wonderful find. It is a very old church; the entance doors were magnificent as was the whole place; beautifully simple with unpretentious bouquets of flowers placed appropriately. On entering take notice please of the magnificent Baptistry to your left this dates...More

Thank Frank2510
David E, Parishioner at St Botolph's Church (Church of England), responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you Frank for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed visiting us. Safe travels.

Reviewed 17 September 2017

This ancient church is in Trinity Street, not far from King's College. The interior style is fairly simple but attractive, involving a lot of wood. The stained glass behind the main altar is worth a close look. No entrance charge is made, unlike at least...More

Thank BroLucius
Reviewed 8 April 2017

It's always nice to find a quiet wee spot in a busy city. A church like this combines a quiet space with an opportunity to sit and reflect on life... I can't be sure but it has all the look of a church that used...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this church this morning. In the University area of town. The altar depicts the Crucifixion and the stained glass window above shows the ascension. There is an organ on the north side of the chancel which is divided from the nave by a rood...More

Thank NigelG407
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Called in whilst in Cambridge and what a lovely church this is. It was very peaceful and cool after walking around the hot busy streets of Cambridge. Lovely stained glass windows and there are books to buy on an 'honesty tin' basis. Very relaxing.

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

We found this church and were very pleased that it was open for visitors. Just wandering around the interior is a very relaxing experience after all the bustle of the city centre. We sat for several minutes, enjoying the serenity of the building.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Time spent in St Botolph's provided a welcome respite as we explored Cambridge's streets. We always take the time to go in when we come across an open church door and in this case, we weren't disappointed. The interior was calm and peaceful, the stain...More

Thank Dr Bob H
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

A truly quaint and beautiful place. Had a easy stroll around and kids enjoyed the age and history of the place. Free to enter. Bought a book on sale. Your trusted to just pay on exit if you took a book which I did and...More

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Not an outstanding presence in the street but as the door was open we stepped in through the entrance which is in the tower which is 15th C. St. Botolph is the patron saint of travellers. The interior is quiet and peaceful, just the place...More

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