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Walking the dog

Went up to St. George’s church with my jack Russell denzal, always have a wander around the grave... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Jay E
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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
via mobile
Get the Christmas spirit early

The annual Carol Service is a must for us we always book a week at Portland just so we can... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
denerik2015
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
via mobile
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St George's is one of the most magnificent 18th-century church in Dorset. It rises from the rocky and dramatic peninsula of Portland and is the masterwork of a local mason named Thomas Gilbert whose grandfather supplied the Portland stone used to build St Paul's Cathedral. The interior is fabulously preserved with its lectern, pulpit, box pews and galleries all surviving. The sprawling churchyard is a treasure trove of fabulous headstones and memorials that tell tales of murder, piracy and adventure in a gloriously atmospheric setting.
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Wide Street | Reforne, DT5 2JP, England
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Went up to St. George’s church with my jack Russell denzal, always have a wander around the grave yard looking at the headstones it’s so interesting!!! The church is awsum if you haven’t been before it’s one of the many Jewell’s of Portland there was...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

The annual Carol Service is a must for us we always book a week at Portland just so we can attend. Set in the most beautiful and historic Church which dominates the top hill landscape on Portland, lit by hundreds of candles the church soon...More

Thank denerik2015
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

This is the most unique and interesting church that I have visited in a long time, the only services conducted there now, are weddings and a yearly Carol service. There is no charge to go in and the local guide was very knowledgeable, well worth...More

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The_CCT, Public Relations Manager at St George's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Interesting conserved church by reason of resemblance to St Paul's Cathedral..Beautiful galleried interior and local information on the Stone quarrying families.Catch the sculpture quarry too just 400 yards or so away.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Very beautiful and unusual church, even if not the oldest one can ever find, and the church yard with superb old tomb stones. What a pity that nobody seems to care about them as many are covered with lichen and weathered by wind and salt...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

It is worth stopping to look inside very atmospheric there is lots of interesting information and history

Thank mark1251
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The church is an absolute trip worth, but my favourite was actually the cemetery. Go and read the headstones..... well worth it.

Thank Nicole H
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We went specifically because researching family history. Volunteers in the church were tremendously helpful because they located my great-great-great grandparent's grave and the graves of 3 of their children. We would never have found them-they were so old that most of the writing was illegible....More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

My wife's family are originally from Portland and some family members are buried in the graveyard. After tending one of the graves we visited the church and chatted to the extremely helpful guide. There are a number of unique features including the dual pulpits and...More

Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Love this place, we saw it on the way back from Portland . It's owned by the ones that do champing and we have done this at another church. We asked the 2 gentlemen that where there if they champed there and they didn't. They...More

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Rita M
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Hello, thank you for your inquiry. The church is open every day 10am to 5pm through the summer. We hope you have a great visit!
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