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Beautiful church

Make sure you visit this church as well as the cathedral down the road. Friendly guides to welcome... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DavidC936
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Amazing!

Just round the corner from our hotel, this was on our 'must visit' list, and what a fascinating... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Rocko1947
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Nailsworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

I really liked this parish church, from its ancient graveyard where tombstones peek out somewhat spookily from the long grass to the church's serene interior with its majestic hammer-beam roof. The church is the final resting place of Mary Tudor, younger sister of Henry VIII and Queen of France, whose very modest grave is next to the altar. The church is said to one of the largest parish churches in England.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

this is a must to visit mary tudor buried there which mary rose was names after a must to visit staff very friendly keep up good work well dony tony mbe

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Once again, a lovely place to visit. I don't know how building the roof was managed all those centuries ago. The craft work was beautiful.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

My personal opinion of course, but I really thought the church's stained glass and high ceilings stood out tremendously. In addition, the floor of the church consists of graves of important people that were either of noble blood or contributed to the church in some large way.

While not much different from other Gothic churches in England, it still offers a beautiful site and religious experience for different audiences.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

I have been to St Mary's Church before but this time took my niece and her three year old daughter. This wonderful church has a wooden ceiling with carved angels and is truly beautiful. What many people don't know is that Henry VIIIs sister, Mary Tudor, is buried here. She was married to Louis XII of France, who was very much older than her and she only married him after Henry VIII promised that when he died she could marry whoever she chose. When Louis died, she married Henry's best friend, Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, much to Henry's chagrin and for a time he barred Mary and Charles from Court. Mary was also a very good friend to Henry's first wife, Katherine of Aragon and rejected like Anne Boleyn! When Mary died she was interred at St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds and is the only Queen of France to be buried in the UK.

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