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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
All reviews worth the climb bell tower great views from the tower coming down tower steps brass rubbing spiral stairs bell ringing degree view long climb worth the effort market square small fee an adventure stained windows impressive architecture interesting history
I have visited here more than once and probably will again next time i go to Cambridge on Holiday. Old, cold and beautiful and the climb to the top of the tower is totally worth it. It is not really that high.
One of the first things we did in Cambridge- and I'm so glad we did! Using the picture map provided, we were able to identify many buildings, putting the history, beauty and sheer number of Colleges that make up Cambridge into perspective.
The climb was...More
This is a fabulous old church that has been at the centre of University life from the beginning. Being so large it is often used for big occasions to save going to Ely or Peterborough. The Justice Service was held here in Autumn 2018.
Beautiful church, adjacent to the market and King's College. The "must see" element is the view from the top of the tower. It is quite a climb and I had to use the Asthma Inhaler and have a rest at the top. Nevertheless, it was...More
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
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
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